Monday, July 11, 2011

Baked Ziti with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo


Morning, ya'll & Happy Monday!!  A comforting, cheesy pasta dish, always gets our week started off right & I am sure it does the same for you.  So, I am bringing you this creamy deliciousness with tons of bubbly cheese.  We loved this dish!!  And with a mouth full of pasta, after only 1 bite, my hubby proclaimed, "this is a really great, I mean REALLY great!!"  And this puts a nice twist, on the regular tomato sauce that usually goes in a dish like this.  Not to mention, how easy it is to whip up, so it's perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  


Ingredients: 
1 (7oz) jar Roasted Red Peppers
                                                               1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T olive oil
1 (10z) tub Alfredo sauce
8 oz Penne pasta
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, small curd (4% milkfat)
1/2lb sausage (optional)
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend
1/2 cup parmesan 

Preheat oven to 400F.  Prepare your roasted red pepper sauce by adding peppers, Worcestershire & olive oil in a small blender/processor & pulse til it comes together.  It should still be slightly chunky; set aside. Meanwhile, boil your noodles, according to package directions.  Be sure & salt your water.  I usually do, 2 tsp per 2 1/2 qt of water.  Drain & return to pot.  Stir in cottage cheese, 1/4 cup roasted pepper sauce & Alfredo.  Optional: add in your meat.  Place pasta mixture into an 8x8 baking dish.  Top with both cheeses & place in oven for 20 mins or until cheese is melted & bubbly.  

Makes about 4 (1/2 cup) servings


Big southern hugs, 
Angie




7 comments:

  1. Mmmm... You know I love me some pasta! And I love that you used roasted red peppers in this... Great Recipe girl!

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  2. I'm completely in love with this recipe...especially with the addition of sausage!

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  3. Thanks, ya'll!!! It was fantastic & I am calling the last serving of it tonight for dinner ;)

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  4. I love anything with roasted red peppers. I am definitely making this one within the next week. I am a new follower!! Check out my blog and follow back if you're interested http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh wow this looks soooo delicious Angie!! :)

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  6. What a beautiful pasta dish! Now following and I'd love to invite you to share this or any of your recipes on my weekend foodie blog hop where 8 bloggers are featured each week! Thanks!

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