I have spent the last few days outside working on my terrace and on the front property, cleaning and prepping. We can already see things emerging from the soil. The weather is finally warm enough to set up the plants outside, that I have kept in my dining room all winter long. I just love this time of the year!
Pasta casserole is my go to, when I’m in a hurry. Pasta dishes are not only delicious but fairly quick to prepare, especially when taking short cuts by using store bough ingredients, or you can use home made sauces and salsa, previously made and preserved in sterilized jars like I do.
I always have homemade marinara sauce and salsa in my pantry. They are a real time saver at dinner time. For this Tex Mex pasta baked casserole, you can use your favourite brand of salsa and marinara sauce.
When it comes time for your pasta choice, once again, use what you have on hand, really, any kind of short pasta will do for this recipe, from macaroni elbows to rigatoni, the choice is yours. I always keep about 5 different types of short pasta in my pantry and I alternate them when creating recipes. This recipe is sure to please the whole family, even the little kids!
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I am late in posting this week and I apologize. The truth is I passed most of my weekend tracking down web sites that are stealing my food photographs to use on their own sites. I had written a post... Continue reading →