Friday, January 15, 2016

Riducu-cheese Baked Penne

Hi, my name is Shae and my current drug of choice is cheese.  Beautiful, glorious cheese. Cheese, cheese, cheese.  Cheese.  Now that it's out there, I have nothing to hide.  I used 5 different cheeses in this recipe.  It originally called for provolone & mozzarella, but all I had on hand was cheddars.  "Cheese, it's all good."  That should be the new cheese motto.  Here is how we roll in The Broken Badger household:

Riducu-cheese Baked Penne

1 lb. penne
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
1 C sour cream
1 C cottage cheese
1/2 C parmesan cheese
1 Tbs dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste
~2 C shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar, mild cheddar & medium white cheddar)
~1/4 C parmesan cheese
(1) 26 oz spaghetti sauce

1)  Preheat oven to 370 degrees
2)  Cook pasta to a very al dente stage, set aside.
3)  Saute onion & garlic, cool.
4)  Mix onion, garlic, egg, sour cream, cottage cheese, 1/4 C parmesan, basil, oregano, parsley, salt & pepper in bowl.
5)  In a oiled 9x9 dish, LAYER: pasta sauce, pasta, cottage cheese mix, shredded cheese - then start over. Continue layering until ingredients gone (3 layers in my case.)  Top with last of parmesan cheese.
6) Bake covered with foil 45 minutes or until hot throughout.

This is one of those super convenient recipes that can take a lot of tweaking.  You can add a pound of meat, you can use various sauces, use whatever cheese you have on hand, use any kind of pasta, and add various vegetables.  Personalize it to whatever works for you!

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