Although I do meal plan, there are nights that I just don’t feel like anything I had planned. On those occasions, I want to make something easy and filling that the entire family will enjoy. That is the number one thing I struggle with when cooking meals for my family. My kids are very picky eaters, as am I. Thankfully my husband isn’t very picky!
One of my family’s favorite foods is pasta. One night last week I decided to try this new pasta that I grabbed on a whim at Kroger. I normally buy whole grain pastas because they are a bit healthier for you. I can’t even pronounce the name of the new pasta but it was delicious!
I created this Easy Cheesy Baked Pasta using some of our favorite pasta night ingredients. The recipe is super simple to put together and it is definitely a kid-pleaser.
Easy Cheesy Baked Pasta
- one jar of Parmesan & Romano flavored pasta sauce (any flavor would really work as long as it’s very flavorful)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella or other Italian cheese blend
- 1 lb. of your favorite pasta (cooked & drained)
Cook pasta to package directions and drain.
Pour into a large bowl.
Add jar of spaghetti sauce and mix well.
Pour Parmesan cheese into bowl and mix again. (gently so you don’t make mush!)
Pour into a greased casserole dish.
Top with the shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 -30 minutes or until cheese is slightly brown on top.
Enjoy with a salad and your favorite garlic bread!