Friday, March 2, 2012

Baked Pasta

Baked Pasta

1 pound box rigatoni noodles
2 (23.9 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups water
15 precooked frozen meatballs, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place rigatoni noodles in 13x9 inch baking pan.

Pour both jars of spaghetti sauce over noodles.

Pour 1 1/2 cups water over sauce.

Arrange meatballs on top.

Cover with aluminum foil.  Bake 45 minutes.

Remove foil.  Sprinkle cheese over pasta.

Bake 15 minutes.

I like my pasta saucy, and my noodles to be firm and not over cooked.  With this quick and easy pasta recipe that is just what I get; along with easy clean up.  The whole dish is done in one pan.  It doesn't get easier than that!

My husband and I just returned from San Francisco.  We were there working, so we didn't get to see all that I would have like to have seen.  But I did talk him into turning off the computer, at least long enough for us to take the boat out to Alcatraz.

Alcatraz was incredible!  As part of your ticket, you get to take an audio tour of the jail.  It is narrated by actual former Alcatraz prison guards and former inmates.

An inmate told a funny story about spaghetti.  The first time it was serve at the prison, everyone loved it.  But slowly the quality of the spaghetti went down hill, and the prisoners started to complain.  Finally it came to a point when the inmates agreed, that the next time spaghetti was served they were going to revolt.  And that is how one of the worst riot in the history of Alcatraz was started.

With this no fail recipe, you are guaranteed perfect results every time.  It is sure to keep your inmates in order.

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  1. Hi Linda,
    Your pasta look so yummy and divine!!!

  2. I love baked tasty! I have never been to Alcatraz!

  3. Baked pasta is great! Super yummy! Have a great week!

  4. Hilarious, Linda...nice transition between the pasta and the prison...I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE recipes like this! We are in the middle of soccer AND baseball season, with 4 games per Saturday between my two boys. Recipes like this are a life saver! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Ashleigh, The Drinking Girls

  5. This is my kind of meal, love it! I like the pasta firm and saucy too. LOL! with the Alcatraz story! Funny---I've been to San Francisco many times on vacation but have never been to Alcatraz.

  6. This recipe looks like a great way to prevent prisoners from revolting.