Looking for something fun the kids will like that quick and easy. This recipe might be it.
This is a great layered no-boil pasta dish that bakes up in thirty minutes. The wagon wheel shaped pasta cooks up quickly and has lots of holes to hold the sauce and cheese.
- 8 oz Italian sausage (sweet or spicy)
- 8 oz lean ground beef
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2-14 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp dried basil, crushed
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 7 oz dry wagon wheel (Rotelle or Ruote) pasta
- 1 green pepper, seeded & thinly sliced in rings
- 4 to 6 oz shredded mozzarella
2 qt baking dish, lightly oiled, skillet
Brown sausage, beef & onions in skillet. Mix together garlic, tomatoes & spices. Add 1 cup to the baking dish and spread to cover the bottom. Stir together sausage mixture with the dry pasta and half of the shredded mozzarella. Layer half of the sausage mixture in casserole dish. Top with half of the green peppers, layer with remaining sausage mixture, pour remaining sauce over mixture and top with remaining peppers. Cover with foil or lid and bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, until pasta is tender. Uncover, add remaining cheese and bake additional 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.