Saturday, June 2, 2007

Leftover sauce

I had some leftover homemade spaghetti sauce in the fridge from the other night and decided to use it up for dinner tonight. I did not want plain old spaghetti again so I decided to jazz it up a bit and bake it. And this is what I came up with.


Baked Penne Marinara
(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights )

Ingredients:
8 oz penne pasta
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1-2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 Tbls butter
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese

Directions:

- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cook and drain pasta and mix with ricotta cheese. Place in bottom of small baking dish.
- Place desired amount of spaghetti sauce over the noodles. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
- Melt butter in small saucepan (or in the microwave) and mix with breadcrumbs.
- Top spaghetti sauce with breadcrumb mixture and Parmesan cheese (if desired). Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and breadcrumbs are browned.

11 comments:

Carrie said...

Looks good, it sometimes seems those throw together dinners are the best!

Cyndi said...

Kind of a take on lasagna with the ricotta - sounds like a good way to use up the sauce!

Renea said...

Looks awesome! Good way to use that leftover sauce too.

Freya and Paul said...

I love tomato sauce the next day and baked with my favourite shape, penne!
Great inspiration!

Cassi said...

OK That is it! I can no longer look at these postings... I am too HUNGRY.

Thanks a lot... now I am running to the fridge!

How come I never get any left overs?

Ashley said...

Looks yummy and easy. Those throw together leftover meals I love.

Jigginjessica said...

Yum! Sounds great!

MrsSisler said...

yum! I might try this tonight. I was going to make regular spaghetti, but DH complains about it. So, this is a way to trick him into it! hahaha

Myla said...

That Penne looks really tasty, I'm going to have to try this one. I'm always looking for new things to do with leftover sauce.

Thanks so much!

PS. I added pictures to my blog now.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay first time to ur blog....I found u through the blogroll....Nice blog...ur leftover sauce is looking great..

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