Easy no hassle baked pasta dish

I am really a pretty good cook. I am innovative; I love to try new combinations of herbs and seasonings. I grill all kinds of food almost year round. However because I live alone sometimes I get just plain lazy. Yesterday I was looking in my freezer to see what I could thaw out for dinner. I came across a bag of pasta that I had purchased online and had delivered with a bunch of other stuff from Safeway. A couple of weeks after I tore the ligaments in my knee I was so frustrated with how difficult it was to shop for groceries and carry multiple bags into the house that I shopped online at Safeway.com. I bought a lot of stuff that I may not have otherwise bought because it was so convenient. One of those items was Safeway’s Select brand Stuffed Rigatoni with Spinach, Feta Cheese & Artichoke. I was just going to toss some of the pasta in boiling water and heat up some sauce until I noticed on the back that there were oven cooking directions. They referred to baking the “casserole”. So that got me thinking about what else I could toss into make a baked pasta dish. I looked in my veggie crisper and found zucchini and broccoli. I had some Asiago cheese and basil and garlic pasta sauce. Then I thought about adding some meat. I had a slice of meatloaf in the freezer which I thawed out and crumbled. I tossed all of these items together and baked covered for about 50 minutes. This easy to fix casserole turned out to be quite tasty.

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3 Responses

  1. Cooking for yourself can be a bummer.Looks good, I can never get frozen pasta to turn out right.

  2. It's amazing what you can come up with out the refrigerator & freezer–I know we could eat for quite awhile from ours. Sounds like a great dish!

  3. It’s amazing what you can make if you just have some basic ingredients like pasta, cheese and veggies and eggs around.

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