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June 12, 2020

Baked Pasta

By Ange's Table

Hello and good morning to you.  How was your week?

I have a confession to make.  I can’t not eat cheese.  Its a problem.  Don’t tell my nutritionist. 🙄  Some cheeses are better for my body than others.  Thankfully the digestive enzyme that I take helps me to digest fresh cheese, like the fresh mozzarella I used for this baked pasta dish.

This baked pasta is so simple to make, because I use items that I always have on hand.  Meatballs in the freezer, gluten free pasta of varying shapes and sizes, tomato cans for the boys,  and  Mom’s Sauce for me.  All we needed from the store was the fresh mozzarella. So I guess you can say this is a pantry/freezer meal. 

All you need is a simple salad on the side, and dinner is served.

starting baked pastas
Everything is already cooked. Just need to boil the pasta
sauce bottom of cast iron for baked pasta
Sauce the bottom of the pans to keep from sticking
starting to build baked pasta
Cook the pasta a few minutes less than the package instructs. Hold back some pasta water in case you need to create more sauce.
mix pasta with meatballs and sauce in 2 bowls
Each bowl will get the same ingredients. There are crumbled meatballs, pasta, and sauce. We have fresh grated Parmesan and American Grana, along with slices of fresh mozzarella to add in.
my sauce bowl baked pasta building
Fold your ingredients well, being gentle with the pasta. Next add in some of the fresh grated cheeses, and a diced up piece of mozzarella.
adding baked pasta to cast iron
Add the pasta to your cast iron skillet. Preheat the oven to 325'F.
baked pasta pans ready for oven
If you have tomato eaters in your family, follow the same steps for their pan of pasta.
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Bake in preheated oven 35-45 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the top develops a crust.
baked pasta on fork
This is so good! I think the farfalle made this one taste extra special.

Baked Pasta

  • 1 cup Mom’s Sauce
  • 3 Meatballs
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated American Grana
  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella
  • Your favorite gluten free pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup pasta water

Preheat the oven to 325’F.

Cook pasta according to package directions.  You will want to cook it a bit less than recommended.  It will soak up sauce and cook more in the oven.

Crumble the meatballs in a large bowl.  Add in grated cheeses, leaving behind about  1/2 tsp of each to sprinkle on the top.  Add in 3/4 cup of Mom’s Sauce.  Fold in cooked pasta, and 1/2 of the fresh mozzarella.  You can add in pasta water 1 Tbsp at a time if the pasta mixture is too dry for your  liking.

Spread 2 Tbsp Mom’s Sauce on the bottom of the cast iron pan.  Pour the pasta mixture on top.  Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and diced pieces of fresh mozzarella.  Spoon the rest of the sauce over the top.

Bake in oven 35-45 minutes until it is hot and bubbling.


I know you and your family will love this easy baked pasta as much as we do. 

What items do you keep on hand in your pantry?  Leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table.  

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