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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FOOD: 3 Cheese Baked Linguine


This recipe is the result of an epic cooking failure.  I set out to make stuffed shells, but after 4 minutes of boiling, I look in the pot and all of the shells had crumbled.  So I had to get creative because I had a ton of cheesy goodness that you stuff them with and I didn't want it to go bad.  This is what I came up with.

Ingredients:
1 box linguine (wheat is what I prefer)
2 jars of spaghetti sauce (I fancy anything Wolfgang Puck)
1 bag of shredded mozzarella
16 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz shredded Parmesan
1 tablespoon dried basil
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 1:  Boil pasta for 2 minutes less than the instructions indicate.  The oven will finish the cooking for you.

Step 2:  Mix together the 3 cheeses, basil and salt & pepper to taste.


Step 3:  Once pasta is done boiling, drain, then mix 1 jar of spaghetti sauce with the pasta.
Step 4:  Place the linguine + sauce in a lasagna dish, spread out evenly


Step 5:  Spread cheese mixture over linguine, covering as much as possible


Step 6:  Pour 2nd jar of spaghetti sauce over cheese
Step 7:  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
Step 8:  Cut like lasagna and enjoy!



I thought I'd also share with you my favorite wine... Mirassou Pinot Noir..ah.maz.ing.  It's the perfect pairing for this scrumptious meal.

It tastes just as delicious as stuffed shells, but is SOOOO much easier because you don't have to stuff anything!  Yay for easy and delicious!






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3 comments:

  1. very fun - a new recipe :) That looks very, very yummy-sweet!

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  2. This looks really delicious!! I'm going to have to save this one for when I'm off the post-holiday diet :).

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  3. All the cheesy saucy goodness without any of the finger-burning curse-inducing shells to stuff? Cooking win! You're a genius, I say!

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