Its pasta time again, because we have so so so so much pasta. When we moved into the new apartment in July, we had a grand total of 23 boxes of pasta. Yes, it's an insane amount of pasta for two people to stock, but we often buy things when it is cheap, so that we don't have to wait for sales and coupons. Cheapest box of pasta we ever bought - 59c from Wegmans!
So we have six boxes of ziti from Wegmans, bought when it was only 59c a box, and we finally use our first of these!
Ingredients: (6 servings)
- 1 box of ziti, cooked according to the instructions on the box
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 16 oz bottle of pasta sauce
- 1/3 package cream cheese
- 1 pound minced pork (or beef or chicken or turkey)
- 2 maple sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 onion, minced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Pour half of the cooked ziti on the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish.
In a frying pan, fry the onions, minced pork and maple sausages until cooked. Add the onions/pork/sausages on top of the pasta in the baking dish. Pinch cream cheese into small balls and put the cheese balls on top and spread out evenly.
Fry the green peas and carrots until cooked, and add to the baking dish. Pour half the bottle of pasta sauce over the top.
Layer the remaining ziti over the top of the ingredients in the baking dish and top with the remaining pasta sauce. Spread the sauce evenly so that everything is covered.
Cover the top layer with mozzarella. I had some Mexican 6-cheese blend that I added on top too.
Bake in the oven for 20-30mins at 375F, or until the cheese melts.