So last night we decided to do something a bit different, and I grabbed some inspiration from Jenny Eatwell. She had posted on her food blog a fantastic sounding pasta bake recipe and I had to try something like it.
I decided to use that recipe as inspiration, but to do it a bit differently. First and easiest to change, was the cheese. We went with a cheddar instead of mozza, as we all like a stronger cheese in this house. Then the veggies. Instead of broccoli (which I have nothing against, it just seems to me to fit better with a chicken dish) we used celery, green peppers and mushrooms. As there is no way that the girls would eat anything resembling a chili, I left that out. We upped the garlic and oregano amounts as well.
Our take was also a much larger feed. We kept the amount of sausage the same, but as we had way more veggies, we upped the pasta count too. I ended up with two of these:
(Ew I just realized how dirty my stovetop looks here. Sorry!)
We used a fairly large can of tomato puree and were concerned that it might have too strong of a tomato flavour. But it worked out beautifully and tasted amazing – we all cleaned our plates multiple times!