One of my favorite cookbook series is written by Roxie Kelley and illustrated by Shelly Reeves Smith. I was introduced to this wonderful series when visiting their store in the Lake of Ozarks…Among Friends. This store is no longer open but these two friends continue to contribute wonderful cookbooks. Their most recent “At Our Table” holds true to the inclusion of wonderful and delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations. Many of the recipes in their cookbook series have become our family’s favorites. This recipe for Baked Mostaccioli caught my eye when I was browsing the cookbook. I found it easy and delicious! You can find more information about this cookbook (At Our Table) and the two friends who made it possible at the following websites.
1 (1 pound) package mostaccioli
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound Italian sausage
1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (2-ounce) package spaghetti sauce seasoning
1 (16-ounce) jar Alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, adding the salt and garlic to the water in which the pasta is cooking. Drain and set aside.
Brown the sausage in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and drain the sausage on paper towels.
In a large bowl, combine the sausage, tomato sauce, seasoning, and Alfredo sauce. Spoon half of the pasta into the bottom of the baking dish. Follow with half of the meat sauce. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the meat sauce. Repeat each layer, ending with the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Makes 6-8 servings.
SOURCE: Kelley, Roxie. “Baked Mostaccioli.” Recipe. At Our Table. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. 2010. 26.