Monday, May 2, 2011

lasagna casserole

tortiglioni. this pasta is so fun.

but for some reason when you google it, you find this pasta. 

 i don't really understand why pasta with the same name is SO different...

maybe only Wegman's brand tortiglioni is curly?

 pasta, ricotta cheese + Parmesan gooey goodness.

topped with meat sauce with lots-o-garlic + onions, and of course more cheese.

bake for about 15 min on whatever is convenient (i had bread cooking at 450 so i did that for 10 min, then switched to 350)

recipe adapted from Rachael Ray's Lasagna Casserole. [my changes: i didn't have any carrots and used tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes]. this is by far the best "lasagna casserole" i have made. i've done the RR recipe several times before and it's been good - but i think the use of SAUCE instead of diced tomatoes really kicked it up. also, i just love this pasta :) probably my favorite. what's your favorite pasta?


Meri said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of Picollini! How cute!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG - Does that dish look scrumptious. I'll be preparing that for dinner tonight for sure. Calories and extra poundage be damned!!! Yummy Yum

*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy! Rachel Ray's new show (A Week in a Day) featured a lasagna that used ground lamb; it looked delish too!

My fave pasta is linguini.

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

@Alfred actually, alfred - i used fat free ricotta and pretty lean ground you could even use ground turkey to make it lighter. i COULD have (would have) used more cheese - but i ran out! so i don't think it was TOO bad on the calorie-scale...

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

@*kc mmmm - do you like lamb?

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said... Best Blogger Tips

Amy, this lasagna casserole looks so delicious! It may be 8:30am, but I'm craving pasta now, haha. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog and am going to explore more of your recipes! :)