Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dominic's *Favorite* Lunch

I think it's about time I gave you all the recipe for my take on Mac and Cheese, it's Dominic's new favorite lunch, and it's a super quick meal, anytime! :)

Tori's Pesto-Pasta Bake

(all amounts are per serving)
1-1/2 c. cooked pasta (we like angel hair, but everything from elbow macaroni to cheese ravioli works)
1 tbs. pesto (we use store bought, but homemade works too! use more or less to taste)
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese (as much as you'd like!)

If pasta is cold - start here!
Mix pasta and pesto in a large bowl, you may need to use your hands.
add about half of the cheese and mix
put into a non-stick baking dish, such as a ceramic ramekin
add remaning cheese to the top, and sprinkle with as much parmesan as you'd like
stick in the oven and start it for 350, go ahead and make sure it's in WHILE the oven is preheating. Once it's at 350, time 2 minutes before changing the temp

If pasta is hot - start here!
next, put your broiler on high and wait about 5 minutes, or until cheese is brown and bubbly
let cool for 5 ish minutes and enjoy! :)