There’s nothing quite like having a big casserole of baked pasta awaiting you as you come in from the cold.

This was my treat coming in yesterday.  It was so good, we’re having it again, tonight!

Mini-rigatoni with homemade sauce, sausage, ricotta, and parmesan.


This is another classic throw-together dinner that just works on every level.  It’s warm, filling, comfort-food of the highest caliber.

Victor cooked the sausage and added it to his sauce.  He cooked the pasta.

While the pasta was cooking he added one egg to a 16oz container of ricotta cheese, along with parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

The pasta went into the bowl with the ricotta and about 3/4 of the sausage and sauce.  Mixed well, it went into the casserole dish and was topped with the remaining sauce, breadcrumbs, and more parmesan cheese.

Into a 350° oven for about 40 minutes.

Good enough for two dinners!