food my kids will eat…italian pasta pie

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in food | 0 comments

The good news is that since I started my summer running regime, I have had more quiet time than usual to mull over life and all the things that I want to write about. The bad news is that I can’t write while I run, so all of my thoughts and ideas have been relegated to a messy list in a pile of messy lists.

So, instead, I am going to post a recipe I found on my Betty Crocker app, which has been an awesome pick-me-up to my meal planning. It was surprisingly tasty, and I even got to use some fresh basil from our little garden out back – double bonus!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 18-25 slices baguette or French bread, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 jar or 10 oz. homemade Alfredo sauce
  • 3 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, brush bread with butter. In 9-inch glass pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, butter sides up and slightly overlapping slices. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix Swiss cheese, 1 tbsp of basil and Alfredo sauce.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss to mix thoroughly. Spoon into baked crust. Sprinkle with tomatoes, onions and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp basil.
  6. Enjoy!
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