Saturday, January 5, 2013

Red & White Pasta

This is my new go-to recipe when I want something quick. Normally, spaghetti falls into that category.
But even that is a struggle for my Preston who doesn't like many tomato-based meals such as lasagna and spaghetti. Crazy kid. 
But he likes this meal and I like it better than spaghetti so it's a winner. We normally don't add any meat to this, but you can add ground beef or shredded chicken if you want. Or you could use the spaghetti sauce with meat in it. Serve it along a salad and garlic bread and you're good to go.
I cannot tell you how delicious this is. The combo of the spaghetti and Alfredo sauces is just perfect.

1 lb. Penne pasta
1 (26 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (16 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
3 C. shredded Mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil and cook pasta in a large pot of water according to package directions; drain.
  • In a 9x13 glass baking dish, spread 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce on bottom. 
  • Pour half of the cooked pasta on top. 
  • Pour half the Alfredo sauce, half the spaghetti sauce and 1 1/2 cup of cheese evenly over pasta.
  • Repeat with remaining pasta, sauces and cheese. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until hot & bubbly.

Recipe Source: Life as a Lofthouse


  1. Sounds wonderful! Love your photo...the dish and the fork are so eye-grabbing!!!! VERY nice Mandy.

  2. I love pasta with Red sauce and Alfredo sauce mixed together It's kind of like mixing ketchup and mayo together so yummy!
    I agree beautiful photo!

  3. I agree about with Preston on the whole sauce thing! I have found that adding a little bit (or alot!) of sour cream to the sauce takes the acid-y edge off the sauce. It's great on 'sketti' too!

  4. Oh yes please. This looks wonderful!

  5. What a great kid-friendly dish! I'll have to try it on mine.

    I agree with Fiddlesticks - ketchup and mayo are an awesome combo!

  6. This sounds so good! I love when I find a good go-to meal!

  7. Oh my goodness, what a fab idea! I'm always looking for easy weeknight dinners, and this one looks perfect--something my picky 5-year old will eat. :-) Thanks for linking up at What's in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  8. This is perfect for my little guy, I think it will be go our go to dinner on nights when my husband won't be home in time to eat with us :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! This looks yummy. I even have all the ingredients. I think I am for sure going to make this! I also have that adorable polka dot 9x13 baking dish! LOVE it and the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it!


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