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Happy National Pasta Day and Classico Giveaway

by Laura

National Pasta Day is today, October 17, and the team at CLASSICO wants to help you pay tribute to the perfection of pasta!  In the spirit of the occasion, I am challenging you to break away from the same old standard spaghetti and try new dish prepared with Classico® sauce.  I prepared delicious chicken pesto lasagna rolls ups that can be made using Classico Marinara with Plum Tomatoes and Classico Traditioanl Basil Pesto.

Marinara with Plum Tomatoes

Classico has provided five VIP coupons for free jars of Classico sauce to give away to RMK readers to celebrate! Leave a comment on this post telling me which Classico sauce you would like to try for your own pasta pairing at home.  You have until Monday at Oct. 22 at midnight (MST) to enter.   You can “noodle”  around for a bit at this link of pastas and which sauces work well with them.  You can also check out the video below for pasta pairings.

Here are some other great ways to pair pasta and sauces for even more inspiration and a way to celebrate today!

Bow Tie Skillet Lasagna

Easy Baked Tortellini

Super Fast Pasta Bake

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Baked Ziti

Red and White Pasta Bake

Ravioli Casserole

Cheesy Lasagna Rolls

Easy Pasta Bake

Classic has also provide 2 exclusive recipes using their Limited Edition Seasonal Selections sauces.

Creamy Spinach & Parmesan

Classic Stuffed Shells

  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico® Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce
  • 18 jumbo shell pasta
  • 1/2 pound sweet  or hot italian-style bulk sausage
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, brown sausage, onions and garlic for 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring until small sausage crumbles form. Add Pasta Sauce and stir until well mixed. Spoon half of sauce mixture evenly into bottom of 13×9 baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg. Stuff each shell with about 2 Tbsp. of cheese mixture. Arrange stuffed shells in baking dish and spoon remaining sauce mixture evenly on top.
  4. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and parsley on top. Bake for additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Classic Lasagna
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico® Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce
  • 8 lasagna noodles
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound sweet or hot italian-style bulk sausage

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, brown sausage for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring until small crumbles form.
  3. Spread 1 cup of Pasta Sauce evenly over the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Layer with 1/2 of cooked lasagna noodles, 1/2 of ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 of cooked sausage, 1/2 of remaining Pasta Sauce and 1/2 of remaining mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

 

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23 comments

Laura C. October 22, 2012 - 10:15 am

Fire roasted for sure! Or anything with mushrooms! 🙂

Carol W October 21, 2012 - 7:49 pm

I would like to try the Classico traditional basil pesto. thanks
carolwegs at gmail dot com

Lethea B October 20, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Classico® Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce is the one I would love to try!!!

Barb October 20, 2012 - 1:29 pm

fire roasted tomato and garlic

Heather! October 20, 2012 - 10:56 am

The Roasted Poblano Alfredo looks and sounds pretty good! But I would love to make a lasagna or even eggplant parmesan with the Creamy Spinach and Parmesan variety!

Thanks for the chance to win!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Maralea October 19, 2012 - 8:31 pm

These recipes look awesome! I would love to try the Classico Marinara with Plum Tomatoes!

Jessica October 19, 2012 - 4:07 am

I would love the Fire-Roasted Tomato and Garlic sauce

LaDawn October 18, 2012 - 12:22 pm

The Creamy Spinach and Parmesan sounds yummy, and I would also like to try their Basil Pesto.

erin October 18, 2012 - 4:11 am

Tuscan olive and garlic. Yum.

Cheryl Free October 17, 2012 - 11:08 pm

I’d like to try Roasted Garlic Alfredo 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Dezi A October 17, 2012 - 10:29 pm

I’d love to try the Roasted Poblano Alfredo or the Mushroom Alfredo.

Julie October 17, 2012 - 6:34 pm
mandy October 17, 2012 - 5:19 pm

i love all pasta! i would really like to try the roasted poblano alfredo.

Casey C October 17, 2012 - 2:51 pm

I would love to try the creamy spinach and Parmesan, that sounds yummy.

KarenK October 17, 2012 - 2:48 pm

I’d like to try the carmelized onion. Yummy!

Paige Gottwald October 17, 2012 - 2:08 pm

I’m pretty boring and usually just go with the plain Tomato and Basil but that Creamy Spinach and Parmesan sauce sounds delightful!

Julie October 17, 2012 - 12:53 pm

I would like to try the Italian sausage with peppers and onions and the spicy red pepper sauce to make a family dish of rigatoni stuffed w/Monterrey jack cheese. Yum! =)

Lauren October 17, 2012 - 11:20 am

We’ve used the classic spaghetti sauce, but I wouldlove to try the Asiago Romano Alfredo! I have not seen that in the stores yet.

shirley elizabeth October 17, 2012 - 11:01 am

I always need to have jars of the Spicy Tomato and Basil on hand. I mix a bit in with any of their other flavors and it really adds to the dish.

Danyelle October 17, 2012 - 10:29 am

I’d like the spicy red pepper or carmalized onion and garlic.

Laura October 17, 2012 - 7:53 am

We love the tomato with basil, but I think I’d like that marinara with plum tomatoes too.

Chris R October 17, 2012 - 7:32 am

I would try the creamy spinach and parmesan sauce with gnocci or tortellini.

Sherri October 17, 2012 - 7:30 am

The light asiago romano alfredo sounds yummy!

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