Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Red and White Mostaccioli

One of my very favorite shows to watch on TV is the Food Nanny. Liz Edmunds is the Food Nanny and she travels around to families and helps them to make having dinner as a family work for them. She's got a meal planning system, a cookbook and a TV show. I was able to meet her last weekend and she was so sweet and energetic! Today's easy dinner recipe comes from her cookbook. This is one of our family's very favorite meals. I usually serve it with breadsticks, and a vegetable or salad. This recipe can also be halved very easily to make it work for smaller families.

Red and White Mostaccioli

1 pound uncooked mostaccioli or other ridged tubular pasta
Alfredo Sauce (I use this recipe, but you can also use the kind from the store, or your own recipe!)
1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Cook your pasta, just follow the directions on the package and drain it. As you're cooking your pasta, you can make your Alfredo sauce. When pasta and Alfredo sauce are cooked, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with baking spray. Spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of your 9 x 13 inch pan. We're going to do some layering here, first put in half the pasta, then half the Alfredo sauce, then half the spaghetti sauce. Top all of those with cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients in the same order. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes.

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