Pasta Al Forno with Sour Cream

June 27, 2022  •  Easy Entrees, One Dish Meals, Pasta & Pizza

There are two foolproof dishes that can use basically whatever protein and vegetables you have on hand: an Asian stir-fry and a pasta casserole. I make a lot of both of these for the simple reason that I hate food waste and want to use up what I have on hand. In this case, I needed some sour cream for something else so had about about a cup of it left that I knew I wasn’t going to use, and decided to mix it into the sauce for this baked pasta dish. Turns out that was brilliant, as the sour cream added a depth of flavor and a subtle tang that was really, really good. The recipe below is just a guideline, so mix it up with what you have on hand.  You can omit the meat and add more veggies if you’d like. Just don’t skip the sour cream!

Pasta Al Forno with Sour Cream
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sautéed vegetables of choice
  • 1 pound cooked meat of choice (ground beef, chicken, etc.)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces cooked short pasta
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the cheese and pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the cheese, cover with foil, and bake until bubbly, about 45 minutes.

 

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