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Italian Pasta Pie
oz uncooked angel hair (capellini) pasta
to 25 slices baguette or French bread, about 1/4 inch thick
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
cup shredded Swiss cheese (3 oz)
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
container (10 oz) refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
tablespoon grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, brush bread with butter. In 9-inch glass pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, butter sides up and slightly overlapping slices. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix Swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon of the basil and the Alfredo sauce.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss to mix thoroughly. Spoon into baked crust. Sprinkle with tomatoes, onions and Romano cheese.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon basil.
Just add a vegetable like steamed broccoli or a mixed green salad, and your meal is complete.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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