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Friday, July 8, 2011

Creamy One Dish Pasta Bake

I looked what was in my pantry and fridge for dinner last night. I put this together and it was yummy :)

16oz spiral, shell or penne pasta, uncooked
1/4 c olive oil
2 c mozzarella cheese (divided)
1 1/2c Parmesan cheese  (divided)
24 oz Jar Pasta Sauce
10oz can Condensed Tomato Soup
10 oz water
8oz pkg. Cream Cheese
8oz fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced

Preheat oven to 450.

Heat Cream cheese in microwave approx. 90 seconds, or until mixes smooth.

Pour olive oil in bottom of 9X13" casserole dish.

Mix in Pasta Sauce, cream cheese, tomato soup, and water until well mixed.

Mix in 3/4c cup parmesan cheese and 1c mozzarella cheese.

Add pasta and mushrooms. Mix well.

Top with remaining cheese.

Cover tightly with foil.

Bake @ 450 degrees for approx. 35-40 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Remove foil, Broil uncovered for approx. 5 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Let cool 5 minutes.

Serve with caesar salad or garden salad and french bread.


***If you want more protein in your dish, add cooked cubed chicken breast. You could also substitute it for the mushrooms if you'r not too keen about fungi ;)

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