i dont know what my deal has been lately but ive been craving carbs! i didnt exactly know what i wanted but i know i wanted to feel full. so, while richard was playing with his toys (aka turntables) i decided to make something yummy and this is what came about....
i took this recipe and made my own little version of it.
12 ounce package dry gemelli (its pasta... use whatever you want)
1 pound fake sausage
1/2 cup white wine
1 15 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
6 ounce can of tomato paste
14.5 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
shredded cheese... the more, the better :)
preheat oven to 400. you will also need to start boiling water for the pasta and get that going.
chop up that onion. i cant get enough of my nicer dicer. it is the best thing i have in my kitchen right now... until i get my kitchenaid standing mixer. dont worry nicer dicer, i will still love you equally.
you will need to brown the meat. obviously, you dont have to use fake sausage but sausage is needed for this recipe. so, for you meat lovers... go ahead and eat little wilbur. anyway... once you start to cook the sausage, add the onion and cook until evenly brown. (if you are using real meat, once the meat is finished cooking make sure to drain that nasty, greasy fat) then add the wine, spaghetti sauce, fire roasted tomatoes and tomato paste. simmer for about 10 minutes. stir occasionally. (are you jealous of my cast iron skillets? its ok, you can be) :)
next toss pasta with the sausage mixture. from this point, you can do what you like. you can throw this is a greased 9x13 pan, cover it with cheese and bake it or you can layer it. one layer pasta, one layer cheese, one layer pasta, one layer cheese... you get the point. (layering is what i did)