- 2qt Pyrex baking dish (mine's square)
- .5 lb short pasta (I used small Rotini this time)
- 1.5 jar sauce (I used Newman's Own Marinara)
- .5 - 1lb frozen italian style hor's d'oureversr meatballs. I used safeway brand.
- 8oz Shredded Mozzarella-Provolone
- .5-1 cup grated parmesean
- 8oz Ricotta
- Boil water for pasta
- Put frozen meatballs in sauce pan. Add a cup or so of marinara. Cover, simmer on low. Stir occasionally
- Get a big bowl. Dump in your ricotta, parmesean, 1/2 of your shredded cheese
- Add spices to the bowl. I did garlic powder, some oregano powder, onion power, ms dash, and pepper like I meant it.
- Put about 2 cups of sauce in a microwave safe dish, make hot. Ensure you cover it because it will splatter
- Dump the warm sauce into your mixing bowl and mix it up. The result will be this grainy pink goop.
- Line the bottom of your baking dish with some sauce.
- Spread about 1/2 of remaining shredded cheese over sauce in baking dish
- Preheat your oven to 400
- Once the pasta's done boiling, drain, drop it in your mixing bowl and mix with the pink goop.
- Dump the sauce pan with sauce and meatballs into the pasta and pink goop. Mix that up too.
- Carefully put all that stuff in the baking dish. It will probably barely fit
- If you have sauce left, pour it over top
- Spread remaining shredded cheese over this. You gotta have lots of cheese on top.
- Assuming your oven is ready, stick a baking sheet or some tin foil on a lower shelf, then the baking dish on the middle shelf. The baking sheet is there in case it drips.
- Don't play Borderlands 2. You'll forget about this awesome stuff in the oven. Instead, check out tmbo for 25 minutes.
- When the time's up, the cheese should be a congealed skin of awesome on top with some crusty brown spots. This is how you know it's done and why you need lots of cheese on top.
- Take it out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes or so. It's still cooking inside.
- Don't forget to turn off the oven.
Enjoy. This is a delicious but heavy meal. Better break out the red wine.
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