I have made this several times. The first time I made it exactly as written. The cooking method is great--the method gets 5 stars from me. Sure, there is one less pot to clean up, which is great, of course. But what I liked even better was that by cooking the pasta in the sauce, it eliminated that little ring of water that always seems to gather around the edge of my plate when I have pasta with sauce. It also ensures that all the noodles are covered in sauce. However, I had to deduct 2 stars from my rating because the sauce comes out tasting rather bland. However, after making this a few more times, I was able to take care of that problem. Instead of mixing in 2 cups of water, I use 1 cup of water, and 1 cup of tomato juice (I prefer V8 Hot & Spicy to give the sauce a bit of a kick). I also always add a pound of browned ground beef, because I don't like meatless pasta dishes. I will continue to make this recipe with my changes, because I love the cooking method.
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I have made this several times. The first time I made it exactly as written. The cooking...