Easy Tuscan Pasta

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Bertolli pasta dish

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Have you ever wanted to try a new recipe but you were intimidated by it because you had never tried anything like it before? Sometimes I get intimated with trying new recipes, but this time I just went for it! I was at my local Kroger store and they had something called Taste of Italy. They were showcasing Tuscan inspired ingredients and recipes. Now, I love Tuscan design, but I have never attempted any recipes. Now, you all know what a sucker I am for coupons, and they gave me a coupon booklet to save on the Tuscan inspired ingredients so I bought them and thought I might give it a shot and see what I could do!

Bertolli ingredients

One thing is, I don’t normally love pasta sauce from a jar, but I also don’t love spending all day to make my own. I’m super busy these days so I grabbed a couple jars of the Tuscan inspired Bertolli sauce. I must say, I was so pleasantly surprised with this sauce, it’s now going to be my go-to sauce! If you’re thinking of making a tuscan inspired dish, I highly recommend using Bertolli’s sauce!! I used both the tomato & basil and the five cheese (it was a delicious combination!).

Bertolli pasta

One thing I learned about Tuscan recipes is that in their culture, they never let anything go to waste. I won’t lie, that made me really like the idea, so in my recipe I threw in some extra veggies I had on hand, feel free to do that if you like!  I even threw in an extra handful of spinach and the kids didn’t even complain 😉

 

Easy Tuscan Inspired Pasta recipe!
Ingredients
  • 2 jars of Bertolli pasta sauce
  • 1 lb pasta I used a fun wavy pasta but you can use whatever pasta you prefer
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside.
  2. Cook italian sausage over medium heat and once cooked, add olive oil, diced onions, minced garlic, and italian squash.
  3. Saute until veggies are slightly cooked.
  4. Add 2 jars of Bertolli pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bring sauce to a slight bubble, and then shut off heat.
  6. Stir in pasta and mix well.
  7. Place pasta mixture into an oven safe baking dish.
  8. Top with slices of fresh mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

 

There you have it! It’s quite simple! That recipe was super delicious and it was so much easier to make than I thought it would be! What recipes seem to be intimidating to you that your family wants to try? I would love to hear from you!

 

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