Recipe: Three Cheese Baked Pasta

I'm always looking for something new to feed my family and while browsing allrecipes.com recently I found a keeper, a recipe for Three Cheese Baked Pasta, and you can find that original recipe here because I of course made a couple of modifications. What's great about this recipe is that you can experiment with it and use different types of pasta, sauces, and veggies to make it just the way you and your family like it. It makes a lot and leftovers taste just as good. It of course is great served with some kind of garlic bread and/or salad.

Ingredients 
  • Approximately 1 pound of uncooked pasta
  • Approximately 1 pound ground beef 
  • Chopped onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, olives, etc. (optional)
  • Garlic powder to your liking
  • 2-3 jars of your favorite pasta sauce 
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounce container sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozarella cheese, shredded 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground meat and onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, olives, etc. in a skillet over medium heat and season with garlic powder, stirring frequently, until meat is browned. Drain any grease and stir in pasta sauce, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer the ingredients in the prepared baking dish as follows: half of the cooked pasta, all the provolone cheese, all the sour cream, half of the sauce mixture, remaining pasta, mozzarella cheese, and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbly. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't eat cheese but my Husband does and I don't have a good cheese pasta recipe......

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