Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pasta Pie

Pasta Pie
Isn't this a cool way to serve baked ziti? Well I thought so, that's why I tried it! And really that's what it is...just a cool way to serve baked ziti! There's no other reason to play with pasta like this! Having said that...I got such a kick out of making this! I know...I'm such a food dork!!! And I enjoyed lining up the pasta in the pan! It was very therapeutic and didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would! Only about 10 minutes.
I found this recipe on a site called Noble Pig. Check out the photo tutorial for this pasta pie recipe! It's very easy to make!

Pasta PieIt's basically your favorite meat sauce poured over slightly cooked, large, rigatoni pasta that is standing upright in a 9 inch springform pan. In my photo here, you can see there's an empty space in the middle! That's because my springform pan was 9 1/2 inches in diameter. But it still worked out! I just filled in the empty space with meat sauce. And make sure to place your springform pan on a cookie sheet to catch any liquid that might leak out! That's what happened to me! I also added about 1/4 cup ricotta cheese to my meat sauce.

Baked ziti usually isn't that exciting, but preparing it this way really gives the dish some eye appeal!

20 comments:

  1. Very interesting recipe, looks super good! Thanks Lillian for visiting me & for joining my blog followers. I am happy to follow back :)

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    1. Hi Ambreen! Thanks for the comment and the follow! I hope to see you here more often! =D

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  2. Ha! I love it! If you had kids that would be a great job for them - the finished product looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Kelli! lol...my kids aren't really into cooking! I don't know where they came from...lol! Thanks for checking it out! =D

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  3. Great Idea! Thanks for the follow as I am now your newest follower! :)

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    1. Hi Curt! Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the follow! =D

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  4. YOUR A GENIUS YOU FOOD DORK! We all know that more then half of the meal is the presentation and if you can make it fun and make people "awe" when they see it then the job and meal is already a success! I love it!

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    1. LOL! Thank you! But I'm not the genius! The person who originally came up with this recipe is! =D

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  5. this looks super good...i'd like to try it, thanks Bonnie

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! I hope you will try it! It's very easy! =D

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  6. Pepperharmer@gmail.comApril 29, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    I love to cook for friends n family and also do a lot of fund raisers, I think this would be marvelous. I am so anxious to get started. Thank u for the recipe .

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    1. I think this would gets lots of attention at a fund raiser! Please let me know how they liked it! Thank you! =)

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  7. Looks GREAT !!!!! I would follow almost everything but, I would use uncooked pasta ... stand it up in the pan as directed and then add about one cup of water to the pasta sauce. I would also add some extra meat or sausage to the dish, then finish as directed.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure if it will work or taste good if you use uncooked pasta and add 1 cup of water. It may be very pasty and the sauce may loose its flavor from too much water. Maybe just use alot of extra sauce and bake it for 15 minutes longer. Please let me know how it works! =D

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  8. This is too cool! And to think, I only use my spring form pan for making cheesecake! Not any more. I am so trying this!!!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    BTW, love your site Lillian!

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    1. Hi Renee! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like my site! This is so worth trying! =D

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  9. Well, I will be darned! This looks amazingly good! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out Baking Nana! =D

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