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Lasagna Pasta Toss With Endive Salad

I was in the mood to be in the kitchen, so I made a not-sagna toss from the Book Of 10 by Rachael Ray. 

It has all the flavors of lasagna without all of the layering.

I also made a salad to go with it.  It’s pretty simple, and the thing I love about salad is that it’s so easy to use what you like.  Plus, it’s a good way to get in a lot of my fruits and vegetables.

Onto the food!

Not-Sagna Pasta Toss

Adapted from Rachael Ray’s Book of 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound short-cut pasta (like campanelle or cavatappi; elbow macaroni also works)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup red wine or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Recipe:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Reserve a ladle of the cooking water to the sauce before draining the pasta.
  2. Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes and season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes and deglaze the onions with the wine or stock.  Cook for a minute, and then add the stock and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a bubble, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Place the ricotta in the bottom of a shallow bowl, add a ladleful of the pasta water and stir to combine.  Add a couple handfuls of the Parmigiano cheese.
  7. Drain the pasta and toss it with the cheeses.  Add half of the sauce and toss again to combine.  Serve with extra sauce and remaining cheese.

Endive Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Endive
  • 1 medium sized cucumber, sliced
  • 1 pear, diced

Recipe:

  1. Wash Endive well and toss with cucumber and pear.  Add salad dressing or vinaigrette of your choice. 
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About wingedcreature

I love reading and I spend a lot of time crocheting. I'm also a big fan of podcasts and t.v.

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