Friday, October 28, 2016

Countdown to Halloween - Bats and Cobwebs - Day 4

Originally we were going to make chocolate cookies that had a spider design on them (for the cobweb theme). However, we're trying to cut down on the sweets we eat.

So, I ended up making a baked pasta recipe that I found on Pinterest that led to Cleverly Simple.

It's an easy recipe that takes only a little more than a half hour from the preparation to eating. Despite the rather unappealing look to it, it tasted great. The recipe serves six so there was plenty for leftovers the next day.


8 ounce package of bowtie bat pasta
1 pound ground beef
24 ounce jar of pasta sauce
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
8 ounces mozzarella cheese
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring water to a boil and add the bowtie pasta. Cook according to instructions on the box.

Cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is no longer pink. Drain.

Add the pasta sauce to the ground beef mixture and simmer.

Once the pasta is ready, drain it, and put the pasta back into the pot. Add the ground beef mixture and half of the mozzarella cheese.

Put everything into a 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Add the rest of the mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Looks delicious to me--LOL! :)