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One Pot Baked Pasta Using Aroma Housewares

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th of July!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Baked Alfredo Pasta using Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven. This is a great recipe because you can cook everything in one pot and is perfect for a large group or great for leftovers. It’s very simple and all you need are a few ingredients plus whatever protein you want mixed in! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Penne pasta
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parsley

Directions:

  1. Fill the large Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven with water. Bring to boil.
  2. Add the penne pasta and turn the heat to medium-high.
  3. Let the pasta cook until al-dente; about 15 minutes.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and spinach.
  5. In a large skillet, sauté the vegetables and add half a tablespoon of each of the seasonings.
  6. The onions should be translucent, the mushrooms should be soft, and the spinach should be wilted.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  7. Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, pour the water out and place the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven back on the stove.
  8. Preheat the oven to 385 degrees F.
  9. Add about 1/2 a cup of skim ricotta cheese to the pasta and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  10. Stir to coat evenly.
  11. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and stir to coat the pasta.
  12. Add the sautéed vegetables to the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven and add more seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender.jpg
  13. Mix well.
  14. Layer the top coat with mozzarella cheese and then a thin layer of bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg
  15. Bake the pasta at 385 degrees F for about 40 minutes and then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve and dig in!FullSizeRender-2.jpg

FullSizeRender-6.jpgAroma Housewares Dutch Oven

I absolutely loved using this Dutch Oven from Aroma Housewares! It’s so versatile and easy especially when you can cook everything in one pot. Whether you want to Stew, Bake or Slow Cook, the DoveWare Dutch Oven will not disappoint. With its classic design and versatile usage, you can cook your favorite dishes to perfection almost anywhere. Feel like traditional stew on an open flame? A quick meal in the microwave? Or something completely different? The possibilities are endless!

FullSizeRender-37.jpgTheir products, both sensible and unique, continually improve the kitchen experiences for cooks of all skill levels. They are the top of the line, and with simplicity and elegance Aroma’s products offer a great time cooking to anyone who uses them. The high standard performance of our cookware is guaranteed to remain over time while still providing delicious results use after use.

FullSizeRender-33.jpgAroma Housewares products are:

  • 100% Natural Materials
  • Non-Reactive Earthen Clay
  • Thermal Shock Resistant (Safe directly from freezer to hot oven)
  • Easy Clean-Up (Dishwasher safe)
  • Heat Retention (Cookware retains heat to serve food warm)
  • Versatile Cooking (microwave, oven, and stovetop)

Check out their pages below!

http://www.aroma-housewares.com

http://www.aroma-housewares.com/cookware/doveware/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/AromaHousewares/

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AromaHousewares

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

 

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add whatever you want in the pasta! Chicken, turkey, the possibilities are endless!
  • Of course, you can even use tomato sauce, but I personally liked alfredo better.

Baked pasta is one of my favorite go to recipes if I’m ever craving pasta. The top layer becomes crunchy yet the bottom later is delicious and creamy. Yummy!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

 

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Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Today, I will be sharing my spinach and ricotta lasagna. This is a delicious and very satisfying meal, if your appetite is heavier than usual on a busy day. It’s even great as a main dish for when you have family and friends over. This is another great meal where you can add whatever you like! I am keeping it simple for this recipe but I will add options at the end. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Ready to bake lasagna shells
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Frozen chopped spinach; 1 box
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Italian, oregano, cayenne pepper seasoning
  • Flavored tomato sauce
  • 1 Egg

Directions:

  1. First, roughly chop an onion, mushrooms, and some garlic cloves.
  2. Sautee over medium heat until softened and semi-browned. Set aside.
  3. Thaw spinach in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
  4. Add about half a cup of ricotta cheese to the spinach and mix well.
  5. Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic.
  6. Add seasoning to your taste.
  7. Mix in 1 egg so the filling binds together while baking.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  9. In a sprayed baking tray, place a little bit of tomato sauce to coat where the first lasagna shell will be placed.
  10. Add the first layer of lasagna shell to the baking tray.
  11. Add about 3 spoons of the spinach-ricotta filling and spread evenly over the shell.
  12. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on the layer.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  13. Place another lasagna shell over the filling layer.
  14. This completes your first layer.
  15. Repeat steps 11 – 13 to create 3 layers.
  16. On top of the last layer, add about 5 spoons of tomato sauce on top of the lasagna shell and generously add mozzarella cheese.FullSizeRender.jpg
  17. Place the lasagna in the oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.
  18. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe makes about two 3 layer lasagna rectangles.
  • Add whatever you like in the filling! You can omit the onion and mushrooms, add cooked ground turkey or beef, or just make it plain cheese.

This recipe on spinach and ricotta lasagna is very easy to make. You can add whatever filling you like! It’s great for a family meal alongside of some garlic bread and salad. Of course, it also makes the perfect leftovers!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz