Grandma's Baked Pasta
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Sometimes it’s the simplest ingredients that make the best meals. You have a busy work week ahead and need something you can make on Sunday that will last the next few days. 
Slice of Jess:
Serves: 8
  • 1 package Vermicelli or Spaghetti (16 oz)
  • 1 lb Ground Sausage (Italian or Spicy work best)
  • 1 jar of your favorite Pasta Sauce (24 oz) - I use Classico Cabernet Marinara for this recipe.
  • ½ medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 6 tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 15 oz. Whole Milk Ricotta or ¼ cup Cream Cheese (optional)
  • 5 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Olive Oil (as needed)
  1. Cook Pasta of choice according to the package instructions.
  2. While Pasta cooks sauté Sausage in a large skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until browned and crumbly, adding Onion about halfway through. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Eggs, Parmesan and Butter. Set aside.
  4. Drain Pasta and add the Egg Mixture. Toss until all the noodles are coated. Add optional cream cheese or ricotta here.
  5. Lightly oil a large oven-safe casserole dish. Pour ⅓rd jar of the Pasta Sauce on the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.
  6. Place half of the noodle mixture in the dish. Top with ⅓rd jar of Pasta Sauce, half of the Sausage & Onion mix and 2.5 cups Mozzarella.
  7. Pour the remaining half of the noodle mix on top of the first layer and top with the remaining Pasta Sauce, Sausage & Onion mix and remaining Mozzarella.
  8. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and browning.
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