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Monday, April 2, 2012

Saucy Pasta Bake




Paul LOVES alfredo sauce, but I'm only so-so on it. Alfredo sauce is usually really heavy, I definitely prefer tomato-based sauces. When I saw this Two Timin' Pasta Bake, I knew I had to try it with my own spin. It's the perfect mix between tomato and alfredo flavors. This is a great freezer dish - divide between two 2 quart baking dish, make one for dinner that night and freeze the other.


Saucy Pasta Bake


8 oz mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
24oz jar pasta sauce
16oz jar alfredo sauce
16oz penne pasta, cooked
2 cups shredded mozzarella

1 cup shredded parmesan
seasonings to taste


In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute another few minutes until mushrooms are golden. Stir in pasta sauce and alfredo sauce. Add seasonings according to taste, I like to add Italian seasoning and basil. Mix in cooked pasta. Pour half of pasta mixture in a 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella. Pour remaining pasta mixture over cheese. Top with remaining mozzarella and 1 cup shredded parmesan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted on top.




Be sure to serve this with some awesome garlic breadsticks!


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12 comments:

  1. I love mixing tomato sauces with alfredo sauce. It's the best of both worlds!

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  2. Looks delish! Can't wait to try it!

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  3. This looks so yummy! I love the idea of a creamy tomato sauce.
    Shiloh
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  4. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post look so YUMMY!! new follower :-)

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  5. Mmmm that looks great! I definitely have to try mixing Alfredo and tomato sauce!
    Our Beautify It Monday link party is open now and we'd love for you to link this up!

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  6. Wow this looks delicious, I love both Alfredo and tomato sauce, mixed. Thanks for sharing on Newlyweds Recipe Linky, I've also pinned this recipe feel free to follow me at http://pinterest.com/newlyweds/

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  7. This looks delicious! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  8. That looks amazing!! We'd love for you to link this up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/04/recipe-round-up-11.html

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  9. You and I definitely have the same style in food! This looks similar to what I ate for dinner tonight. LOVE pasta, and this looks incredible!!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  10. Pasta is my go to meal when I don't know what to make!!! It is my favorite for sure!! Although I do prefer the alfredo to the tomato:-)

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  11. Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday - this looks super delicious. I love anything pasta really and I'm just now starting to get used to alfredo sauce. Can't wait to try this out! I also pinned it to share :)

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  12. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I came across your blog from pinterest and this was the 2nd recipe I've tried, Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps were the first and both have been hits with me and my husband. Thanks for great recipes and a great blog!

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