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.
1 (7oz) jar Roasted Red Peppers1 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,