Creamy Italian Noodles

Creamy Italian Noodles
  • 1 package (8 ounces) wide egg noodles
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • one full envelope of salad dressing mix
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and place in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle with butter. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately.

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

This is one of those recipes that you can really customize to your own tastes and to your own preferences. Since I have little ones, we do keep dishes like this on the plain side. However, I do know that when I make this again, I think I will be adding some meat (either ground beef or Italian Sausage) to it.

I’d love to hear in the comments any suggestions you all have!


Three Cheese Baked Ziti
  • 1 container of ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 box of ziti pasta(16 oz)
  • 1 jar (28 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Make the ziti pasta as directed on the box.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, eggs, and Parmesan cheese together and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the pasta and the spaghetti sauce.
  4. In a 13x9 baking pan, spoon in ½ of the pasta mixture. Then top with the ricotta cheese mixture. Add the remaining pasta mixture. Ton top, sprinkle the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.


Pasta Primavera

This is one of those recipes that is just okay. I’ll be honest here. It also uses a ton of dishes.



Pasta Primavera
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 2¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • ¼ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  1. Grease a large baking dish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to the package, drain and rinse. Toss with oil. Spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Cook over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain and rinse with cool water. Add broccoli to the pasta in the bowl.
  4. In another pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, 2 cups Parmesan, mustard, and pepper. Fold in ham. Add sauce to the pasta and broccoli. Mix well and spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining ¼ cup Parmesan. Bake 25 minutes.