Monday, 25 February 2008
Easy Weeknight Dinner - Comforting Pasta Bake
Once upon a time, a girlfriend cooked us dinner while we were chatting and drinking wine. I didn't pay a lot of attention, but it was a nice and simple comforting meal. Pasta would have to be my all time favourite (aside from chocolate that is). You can do it in so many different ways and add anything like you like really. It always leaves you with a full belly and smile on your face (and yes, of course, the need for a good work out at the gym the next day).
This pasta bake is so simple, that part of me thinks I shouldn't even post it on here, but I'm going to anyway cos each of our kitchens does its own thing, from complicated to easy. If you want to see loads of pasta recipes go and check out Once Upon a Feast Presto Pasta blogging event.
1 500g jar of pasta sauce (I love Paul Newmans range)
500g frozen spinach and ricotta ravioli
Handful of grated cheese
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Spray an ovenproof dish with oil and spread a little of the pasta sauce on the bottom (about 1/2 a cup). Add the frozen ravioli on top and pour over the remaining pasta sauce. Tear over a few basil leaves and roughly stir through trying to make each piece of ravioli have some sauce on it.
Top with grated cheese and place in the hot oven for 20 -30 minutes till bubbly and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes and serve with green salad and bread.