Mom's critique: This is the first time making this, even though it has been in my recipe stash for a decade. All I can say is WOW. This was SO SO easy, and so SO good. If you like a little extra spice, use the hot Italian sausage instead of the mild. This one will be on our regular "do over" list. Final Grade: A
Wade's critique: This is a very easy recipe it requires you to be there the whole time doing something for the recipe. In total this recipe takes about 28 minutes to make, bake, and serve. It is really good with raspberry lemonade. This get an : A-
Pizza- style pasta
1(16-oz.) package mostaccioli, cooked and drained as package directs.
1/2 lb. italian sausage
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1(14 1/2-oz.) can fresh cut diced tomatoes
1 T dried italian seasoning
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 450* F. In nonstick skillet, over high heat, brown sausages and mushrooms about 8 minutes. add tomatoes and Italian seasoning; cook an additional 2 minutes. Place half cooked pasta on 12" round pizza pan, or in 13x9" baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 c. cheese, then add remaining cooked pasta. Top with tomato mixture and remaining cheese. Bake for 5 minutes and serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 4-6.