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Super Easy Tastes Fancy Pasta Bake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sarah Kostelyk
Added: Monday, February 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 jar good pasta sauce (I like Classico) or make your own
1 pkg. button mushrooms
1 c. white wine
1 lb. ground turkey or italian sausage
1 lb. pasta dujour (whatever you like, really)
salt & papper
2 TB. olive oil
1 c. mozzarella (grate from a block, I am really picky about this)
3 zuccini, diced
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
In a dutch oven or big saucepot, bring sauce to a boil and add wine. Let simmer for awhile, maybe 10-15 minutes on low until the sauce thickens a little. Stir it occasionally so it doesn't burn. Cook pasta according to directions. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil and add zucchini, cook about 3 minutes and add mushrooms, cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the meat and cook until done. You can add some salt and pepper at the end. Add the pasta sauce to the saute pan and simmer a couple minutes. Add the pasta to this (if your pan isn't big enough, you can mix it in a bowl), then pour it into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with mozarella, then with parmesan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melty and sauce is bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
tons
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
less than an hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I made this up one night from stuff I had around the kitchen and it's a good "go to." You don't have to dice the zucchini, I just find the smaller I dice it, the more likely my kids are to consume it accidentally. Adding white wine to the sauce makes it taste SO much better and please don't use mozarella from a bag, it's melts to the consistency of plastic, really. One other thing, you could substitute italian sausage for the turkey, but I don't eat that so that's why I use turkey and I think it's great and more heart healthy.

 

 

 

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