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Pesty Lil Pasta’d Maters (Pesto and Tomato Pasta Dish)

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Ohhhh Sooooo Good! A new Favorite in Our House!

1/2T Olive Oil
1/2 Turkey Kielbasa Link, quartered long way, cut
1 Red Pepper
2c Zucchini slices, peeled, remove seeds, if any
1 Onion
1 Celery, halved long way, cut
1 Garlic Cloves, minced

6T Pesto
1 24 oz. jar Great Value Chunky Italian Garden (Or favorite sauce)

3c Uncooked Mostaccioli Noodles
Tomatoes sliced
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
Dried Parsley
Pepper

Sautee first 7 ingredients.
Add in Pesto and Spaghetti Sauce. Simmer.
Cook Mostaccioli Noodles til AL DENTE (Means cooked to be firm to bite.). (Noodle Cooking Tip: Add just a lil Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pinch of Sea Salt to water. Bring to boil. Cook 1/2 – 2/3 the time instructed, about, to get Al Dente.).
Drain well.
Add noodles to Butter Flavor Cooking sprayed baking dish. Top with Sauce Mix. Mix together. Top with Tomato Slices. Sprinkle top with Parmesan Cheese. Sprinkle with Dried Parsley. Then Pepper.
Bake 400 for 20-25 minutes.
When taken out of oven, I mix all around and allow to set a minute.
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Must A Try-ee (Mostaccioli Pasta)

Mostaccioli Pasta


1 lb Ground Lean Beef
1 lb Hot Italian TURKEY Sausage
Onion
Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1T Dried Parsley
1tsp Dried Italian Season
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning (Not marinade pkt.)
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes (More for heat)
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce (Rinaldi’s Tom., Garlic, Onion)
1c Prego Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce*
1 SMALL can Tomato Paste (Basil Oregano kind)
2T Sour Cream
1/3c Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
2.5c Uncooked Mostaccioli Noodles (Cooked in Broth/Water, AL DENTE***)
1c + Sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese

Butter flavor cooking spray pot. Brown beef. Cut up Italian sausage, add to beef and brown (The casings are weird if cut, that’s ok! Just cut best you can and set into pan.) Add in vegis and season. Cook til most juices evaporate. Add in sauces, paste, sour cream, grated parm. cheese. Simmer for while, while cooking noodles.
Boil noodles halfway, in water with 2 Beef Broth Cubes.
Butter spray baking pan. Add Noodles:
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Top with sauce:
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Sprinkle a little cheese:
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Give a mix/stir:
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Top with 1c cheese (You may sprinkle top a little more with Parm. Cheese and Pepper, too. I forgot. So, skipped.):
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Bake at 400 for 25minutes (I didn’t cover).
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(((***Notes: Al Dente means cook to be firm to bite. I cooked mine about half-2/3 time suggested. Also, you can substitute noodles for Vegis- Like Zucchinis, etc. May add extra fluid, tho. And you could try Ricotta or Heavy Creamer, instead of Sour Cream. I have yet to try.)
*Use rest of cheese sauce for cheesy rice and chicken!

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