Naunie's Pastera (Leftover Easter Pasta Bake) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Naunie's Pastera (Leftover Easter Pasta Bake)

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"Ever wonder what to do with the small amounts of leftover dry pasta that are in your cupboard? Once a year, at Easter, use them in this Italian baked pasta dish!"

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Original recipe makes 2 pasta casseroles Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 40 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Grease a 2-quart and a 1 1/2-quart round glass baking dish each with 3/4 teaspoon olive oil; drizzle 1 tablespoon of remaining olive oil into bottom of each baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni, ziti, farfalle, and radiatore pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Arrange sausage slices on foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake sausage in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, 30 to 45 minutes. Lower oven heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  5. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy, using an electric mixer. Add Pecorino-Romano cheese, salt, and black pepper; continue to beat egg mixture with electric mixer on highest speed until eggs and cheese are blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir cooked pasta into eggs and cheese; mixture should be runny and look like pasta is floating in egg mixture. Stir additional beaten eggs and Pecorino-Romano cheese into mixture if more egg mixture is needed.
  6. Ladle spoonfuls of egg-pasta mixture into each casserole, followed by a layer of sausage; continue layering pasta mixture and sausage until all sausage has been used. Top casseroles with final layer of pasta mixture. Drizzle top of each casserole with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Small pieces of pasta should stick out of the egg mixture.
  7. Bake in the oven until casseroles are set in the center, about 1 hour; raise oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until the tops of casseroles are browned and crispy, 1 to 1 1/2 more hours.
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Apr 05, 2013

sorry, it wasn't really for me. it's not that there was anything wrong with it, but it was a little bland. i think a very similar dish can be made on the stove top within not even half the time.

 
Mar 09, 2013

This is my great grandmother's recipe. The recipe without AR's edits is the following personal recipe: http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/63170028/naunies-pastera-leftover-pasta-bake-easter-pasta-bake-italian-baked-macaroni/detail.aspx

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 147 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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