Pasta Cake

I've shown you this before but for those of you who have not seen it, this one is for you! I am really busy cooking and baking today. I had all the harvest veggies from yesterday which I wanted to use while they are as fresh as possible. I am making yet another tian but I concocted something new which I think will make them much tastier, so I will show you tomorrow. I also decided to make an old recipe for crescent rolls which I have not made in years. I will show them too. They are some of the best rolls ever. So, today I give you: Pasta Cake. If you want to make something special for someone who loves pasta, this is it.

Start with some large tubular pasta. Boil until almost al dente. It will cook more in the oven so do not over cook it.

Place a container of ricotta in a bowl, add some fresh chopped herbs and some Parmesan cheese. Add 2 eggs to bind the mixture.

After you drain the pasta, place them in a bowl and sprinkle with a cup of Parmesan cheese.

Sorry about the head shadow. Place the pasta open ends up in a spring form pan.

Put the ricotta mixture in a pastry bag and pipe it in to fill the shells. Fill them about half full.

They will look like this.

They should be packed in rather tight.

Spoon spaghetti sauce over the top. I used my homemade ragu but you can use any type you like.

Shred some cheese. I use asiago, fontina and provolone. Again, you can use whichever you like best or a combination.

Spred it to cover the entire top.

Sprinkle Parmesan over top of the shredded cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden. It will take about 40 minutes.

You can serve this with extra sauce if you have any leftover.

Stop back tomorrow to see what I made today!

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That looks amazing! You are a pasta goddess! I get the best ideas from your blog...

you got me good with this have NEVER seen this..and since pasta and pizza are my "last meal on earth" picks....this looks like a HUGE winner...

man, that looks so good..i think i will make it for sunday night..we always have italian on sunday night...have done it for the 29 years we have been married...and also this sunday night is the first sunday night football...and you know what that means...FALL..

thought of you again this morning as i was draping a black and orange Halloween garland in the kitchen window...kind of hides the orange lights so the window looks a little better :-)

thanks for sharing this...looks great

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Mystica said…
It looks fabulous and must be so very good.
Oh my lord... I now dub you my Cooking Queen. This looks absolutely delectable ♥
faerwillow said…
~this has to be the most heavenly thought of recipe i have seen....warm gooey comfort simply amaze me wit hthese recipes you share...warm wishes and brightest blessings~
Pricilla said…
That is so cute! I will have to try it.
Rue said…
Ooooh yum! My neices who aren't super-excited about pasta would probably love this! Anything called "cake"...
Never done this one. But it reminds of something we call pasta pudding. Something I usually does if I have lots of paste and pasta sauce from the day before. Yours are a bit more advabced though :-)

This is a must try!
Have a great day now!
Sorry, we don´t call it pasta pudding, we call it macaroni pudding :-) and I think there are as many recipies as there are makers on that one :-)
Delphyne said…
Gosh, that looks wonderful! I just made some fresh tomato sauce and think I'll try this recipe instead of lasagna - thanks!
rox said…
wow Jaz I am glad you reposted this because I had not seen this one ! lol I love that name the pasta godess ! Thanks so much for sharing the yummies ☺
Tractor Mom said…
This looks too yummy!

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Laura said…
i'm drooling on my keyboard!
TMCPhoto said…
that looks soooo good! Between my yen for cheese cake and this recipe I'll have to get spring form pan.
Teresa said…
That looks so delicious and vegetarian friendly! That's a bonus.
Nydia said…
As always, you bring the best! This recipe looks so easy and fu to make! Thanks for sharing!

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Sharlene T. said…
That looks absolutely fabulous and something I'm definitely going to try... thanks for a great idea and for sharing... come visit when you can

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OMG! That looks awesome!
Starre said…
That looks WONDERFUL!
The Traveler said…
I am sooooo trying that!
William Bezek said…
This looks killer, going to make it soon!