How good does this look?
So I found the recipe for this on Pinterest about a year ago. I made it once and it was phenomenal. Then I lost the recipe. My whole family loved it and wanted me to re-create it; so I did! I totally winged it and made up my own recipe based on what I could remember about the original, and I think it’s even better now. So here ya go
Cheesy Tomato Pasta Bake
1 box whole-wheat pasta (I like to use rigatoni noodles)
1 jar red spaghetti sauce (I like to use tomato basil)
1/3 cup cooking cream (I use Philadelphia Italian cheese and herb)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/8 cup basil (If you’re using fresh, just use about 10 leaves chopped up)
1 small carton cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
1 mozzarella cheese ball
2 big handfuls spinach (You don’t have to add this one if you don’t want to)
- Cook the pasta. Drain and add spaghetti sauce, cooking cream, parmesan cheese, and basil. Stir.
- Gently stir in cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and spinach. Sprinkle extra cheese over the top.
- Cook in metal pan at 350 degrees F in the oven for 30 minutes.
So easy! Something great to make if you’re cooking for 4 people or more. Or just cook for a few and have tons of leftovers. The leftovers of this are better than the dish right away, in my opinion.
I also wanted to share this article from AFPA with you guys real quick. It’s all about when and when not to exercise in the winter when you’re sick. I know that right now I’m really sick and am already planning on taking today, tomorrow, and possibly Sunday off from exercise. I cannot afford to be sick next week, so I need to use the next couple days to get better as soon as I can. Check it out! It helps you learn how to listen to your body, which is so important to properly take care of yourself.