Pasta Power

Sundays always just speed by – I can’t believe it’s already 9 pm!

I’ve got one load of laundry to finish, and Nick is helping me with cleaning as I type, so everything should be done in about 15 minutes!

As for dinner, I knew I had to make this as soon as I saw it.

Whole Wheat Pasta Pie

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What a great presentation!

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I basically followed the recipe, but did add/change a few minor things:

  • I used 8 oz. of lean ground beef
  • I ended up having to cook an entire pound of whole wheat pasta in order to fill up the pan.
  • I added oregano, crushed red pepper flakes and a mixed italian seasoning to the sauce
  • I also use soy parmesan since that’s what I had, and 2% mozzarella

The only problem?

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Mine came out of the pan fine, sliced fine….but once I went to move the slices? The pasta pie fell apart – oops!

It still tasted delicious.

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It just looked more like an island of cheese in a sea of pasta, rather than a slice of pie  :)

I loved the recipe, though! And after seeing Roni’s pictures of it, I know it’s possible to get them in out still looking like slices of pie – I’ll have to work at that part!

Alright, I’m off to enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

Oh, and no cookies tonight  :(  I’ll have to see how the weather is tomorrow – they will be made at some point this week!

10 comments

  1. That’s such a cool idea! So fancy schmancy looking :-)

  2. i LOVE that pasta pie! what a great idea. almost as great as that reese’s in a cup. drool :)

  3. I’ve been dying to make that!!!

  4. Haha that is the cutest thing ive ever seen!! Awesome! Looks like a happy lasagna. Lol!
    -muffy

  5. Brandi, that looks delicious! I made something similar, from Heather’s site, I believe but it had eggs in it to hold it together when you slice it. But, as long as it tastes good, that is all that matters!

  6. That is a great presentation!!

  7. I actually bookmarked this recipe a long time ago when I saw it posted–you just reminded me I need to make it–stat! Thanks =)

  8. Looks delicious, broken apart or not. :D

  9. Definitely amazing presentation!

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