Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pizza Pasta Casserole

I love this recipe because it is easy and it makes great freezer food! Actually the original recipe is for 2 9x13 pans and well that is way too much food for hubby and I so we break it down into 4 9x9 pans. Much easier plus it gives us more days of food from the freezer. I will give you a heads up, when you pull it out of the freezer make sure you let it thaw for at least 8 hours. And then it will cook better.

1 pkg spiral noodles (rotini)
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 28oz jars of spaghetti sauce (any flavor will do fine)
6 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
pepperoni slices

Cook noodles as directed on the package. While that is cooking brown ground beef and add chopped onion. Cook until no longer pink and drain if needed. Stir in sauce and noodles when they are cooked. Place mixture into pans *This is where you put it in either 2 9x13s or 4 9x9s* Sprinkle with cheese equally between pans, then add as many pepperoni slices to cover the top. To cook one now cook at 350F for about 30 minutes just to melt cheese and make pepperoni a little crisp. For after freezing, make sure to thaw for at least 8 hours and then cook at 350F for about 45 minutes to make sure it is cooked all the way through and warm.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

After a bit of a hiatus due to moving across the country from Arizona to Illinois. I bring you another yummy dish. This is my version of Chicken Parmesan only because I think it is better :) I sort of adapted based on another, but it was easier my way.


4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless (I use more if I am feeding more)
3/4 cup of Italian Bread crumbs (this is a guessimate)
4 slices of mozzarella cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce (doesn't matter flavor)
parmesan, shredded or shaved, to cover

Put the bread crumbs in a bowl and dredge the breasts in the crumbs. Make sure to get all sides of the breast. Place breasts in 9x9 baking pan and then top with cheese slices. Then spread jar of spaghetti sauce on top. You don't have to use all if it, but I highly recommend it because it makes it really juicy that way. Then use enough parmesan to cover the top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through at 350F. Enjoy!