Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cheesy Pasta "Bake" with Mushrooms

Despite not having been able to brown the cheese in an oven, we were able to achieve cheesy goodness with a 2 minute spin in the microwave by the V-dub's waffle station. Yes, finals are over and for those of us who've gone home for the summer, the microwave method is not strictly necessary but can still work wonders when you are in a hurry (or just overcome with that sweeping epidemic of summertime laziness).

Cheesy Pasta "Bake" with Mushrooms
pasta (fusilli is our favorite but penne is awesome too)
meatless sauce
shredded cheese blend
parmesan cheese
stewed tomatoes (optional but a plus if they are being served!)

1. Get pasta and sauce in a bowl.
2. Put mushrooms and stewed tomatoes on top of pasta.
3. Sprinkle shredded cheese, then parmesan, over the top of everything and microwave for 2 minutes or until cheese is hot and melted and blended with sauce.
4. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper, if desired, and enjoy!