Monday, July 11, 2011

Baked Ziti with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Morning, ya'll & Happy Monday!!  A comforting, cheesy pasta dish, always gets our week started off right & I am sure it does the same for you.  So, I am bringing you this creamy deliciousness with tons of bubbly cheese.  We loved this dish!!  And with a mouth full of pasta, after only 1 bite, my hubby proclaimed, "this is a really great, I mean REALLY great!!"  And this puts a nice twist, on the regular tomato sauce that usually goes in a dish like this.  Not to mention, how easy it is to whip up, so it's perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  

1 (7oz) jar Roasted Red Peppers
                                                               1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T olive oil
1 (10z) tub Alfredo sauce
8 oz Penne pasta
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, small curd (4% milkfat)
1/2lb sausage (optional)
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend
1/2 cup parmesan 

Preheat oven to 400F.  Prepare your roasted red pepper sauce by adding peppers, Worcestershire & olive oil in a small blender/processor & pulse til it comes together.  It should still be slightly chunky; set aside. Meanwhile, boil your noodles, according to package directions.  Be sure & salt your water.  I usually do, 2 tsp per 2 1/2 qt of water.  Drain & return to pot.  Stir in cottage cheese, 1/4 cup roasted pepper sauce & Alfredo.  Optional: add in your meat.  Place pasta mixture into an 8x8 baking dish.  Top with both cheeses & place in oven for 20 mins or until cheese is melted & bubbly.  

Makes about 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Big southern hugs, 


  1. Mmmm... You know I love me some pasta! And I love that you used roasted red peppers in this... Great Recipe girl!

  2. I'm completely in love with this recipe...especially with the addition of sausage!

  3. Thanks, ya'll!!! It was fantastic & I am calling the last serving of it tonight for dinner ;)

  4. I love anything with roasted red peppers. I am definitely making this one within the next week. I am a new follower!! Check out my blog and follow back if you're interested

  5. Oh wow this looks soooo delicious Angie!! :)

  6. What a beautiful pasta dish! Now following and I'd love to invite you to share this or any of your recipes on my weekend foodie blog hop where 8 bloggers are featured each week! Thanks!


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