Tag: baked pasta dish

Porcini Spinach Lasagna (aka Blizzard Lasagna)

Ingredients: 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms 4 cups boiling water for the sauce: 2 lb sweet Italian sausage (casing removed if necessary) 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 big carrot, diced 2 28-oz canned petite diced tomatoes 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup whole milk salt […]

Lamb Pastitsio

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 3/4 lb ground lamb 28 oz canned whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary 4 sprigs worth of thyme leaves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

Chicken-Spinach Meatball Pasta Bake

Ingredients: 1 lb shells, cooked to package instructions 10-12 oz ricotta 4 oz sliced fresh mozzarella sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian herb mix 2 tablespoons olive oil meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken 1/2 cup […]

Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard White Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 medium to large butternut squash, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed 1/4 cup Parmesan 1 lb lasagna noodles olive oil for the filling: 1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage 1 teaspoon smoked […]

Baked Ziti with Rapini and Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 lb ziti, cooked to package instructions cheese mixture: 15 oz ricotta 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese 10 oz rapini, chopped and steamed 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 egg sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter […]

Heirloom Tomato and Spaghetti Baked Frittata

Ingredients: 8 eggs, beaten 4 strips of cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled 3 1/2 (loose, not packed) cups cooked spaghetti 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup basil, chopped 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Grease an 8×8 pan. In a small bowl, stir together eggs, pepper, […]

Baked Penne with Four Cheeses

Ingredients: 12 oz short tubular pasta like penne or ziti for the sauce:3/4 lb ground beef32 oz can tomatoes in puree, chopped*1 onion, chopped1 carrot, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced3 tablespoons tomato paste2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon oreganopepper for the cheese mixture:15 ounce ricotta cheese5 oz frozen […]

Four Cheese Rapini Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 lb lasagna noodles parmesan for sprinkling for the cheese filling: 15 oz ricotta 3/4 cup steamed rapini* 3/4 cup shredded asiago 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs for the sauce: 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 6 oz […]

Crab Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:64 oz whole tomatoes (in juice), hand crushed1/2 lb fresh lump crab meat4 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, diced1 carrot, minced1 cup ricotta cheese1/2 cup red wine1/2 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons grated Asiago (divided)1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella (divided)1 egg4 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons heavy cream1/4 teaspoon nutmegsaltwhite pepperjumbo […]


Ingredients:1 lb lasagna noodlesparmesan for sprinkling for the cheese/spinach filling:1 cup ricotta3/4 cup chopped spinach (squeezed dry if previously frozen)1/2 cup parmesan1/2 teaspoon nutmeg2 eggs for the bolognese sauce:1 lb ground beef1 large onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced3 carrots, peeled and chopped6 oz fresh mushrooms, roughly chopped1 large can whole […]