Mostaccioli (pasta) with Sausage by Amanda

(The picture above was from the meal when Amanda made it, but packaged it in a Ziploc freezer bag and it was up to us to top with mozarella cheese. We just thawed ours and reheated on the stovetop.)

1 lb. Italian sausage rope
1 c water
1 green pepper, sliced (I used frozen veggie mix)
1 med onion, sliced (I used frozen veggie mix)
1 box mostaccioli noodles (I used rigatoni since they look similar)
2 cans spaghetti sauce
1 lb Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top (I used grated)

Preparation: Boil pot of water for cooking the noodles. Brown sausage, peppers, and onion in a different large pot. Stir in sauce and water on top of mixture and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 min. Cook noodles al dente and drain.
Option 1: Spread 1/2 of meat sauce into 9×13 pan. Top with 1/2 of cooked noodles and cover with 1/2 of the cheeses. Repeat another layer of each. (Cover and label for freezer meals from here) OR bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Option 2: Combine the meat mixture, pasta and sauce and pour into a Ziploc freezer bag. Put the cheese into a sandwich bag and give both bags to swap members at swap.

Freezer Meal Cooking: Thaw in fridge completely. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese has melted on top.

By Melissa is my site built more out of spreading the word of safe eating and reducing waste than anything else. I'm Melissa and I am a qualified Nutritionist and a Sous Chef at the local Italian restaurant. I aim to educate people on eating well and reducing food waste.

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