Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Big Pasta Pie ~ That's Amore!


(Shoutout to Becky ~ I'm wearing the pretty apron you made me!)

A couple of weeks ago as I sewed and the Today Show was blarring in the background, I heard Giada De Laurentiis mention prosciutto.  Prosciutto?!  Forget the sewing!  I jumped up and ran to the TV and saw Giada making her version of Cappellini al Forno ~ yum!  It sounded and looked so good that we gave it a try and in case you want to, here's the recipe and pictures of the process:

CAPPELLINI AL FORNO
Ingredients:
1 lb cappellini (angel hair pasta)
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons dried parsley
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup parmessan cheese
3 eggs, beaten, room temp
3 cups mozzarella cheese
1 pound prosciutto, thickly sliced, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Red sauce, warmed

Directions:
1.  Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan
2.  Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well and place in a large bowl
3.  Add butter, 1/2 cup parmessan cheese, eggs, parsley and dash of pepper to pasta; toss well until coated
4.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs on the bottom of the pan


5. Spread 1/3 of pasta on top of the breadcrumbs



6. Arrange 1/2 of the prosciutto onto pasta



7.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozarella on the prosciutto



8.  Add 1/3 of the pasta next, pushing it down to form an even layer



9.  Spread another 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
10.  Spread the rest of the prosciutto, then the rest of the mozzarella
11.  Next, arrange the rest of the pasta
12.  In a small bowl, mix the remaining breadcrumbs with the remaining parmessan cheese and sprinkle on the pasta



13.  Drizzle with olive oil



14.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in a 350 degree oven until light golden brown and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from springform pan and slicing


15.  Pour your red sauce over slices of the pasta pie



16.  Enjoy your big pasta pie!



Aaaahhh, that's amore! (Humming Dean Martin as you cook is recommended.)

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13 comments:

Cindy said...

I am going to try this!! It looks scrumptious.

Go to the Nate Berkus show.com. He had some families on this week cooking food. One shared their fourth generation meatballs that they use in the restaurant.

It looked so yummy.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Jingle said...

That sounds yummy!

Kim said...

That looks good! And I have some prosciutto in the freezer.

Julie Harward said...

That looks so fattening...and so delicious! ;D

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Mmmmmmmm, now how did you know I just started a diet recently? Oh well, a girl's gotta eat, right? I just started following you on facebook. Looking forward to more of your blog, tons of fun!
Julie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Looks delish!

donna said...

mmmm That sounds so good. By the way I just love your aprons.
Hugs
donna

VintageBettys said...

Looks Delicious! We will have to try that sometime soon!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
Yummy! This recipe looks so good. My favorite food is anything Italian. Have a great weekend.
Smiles, Paula

Donna said...

Oh this looks so yummy! Wish I had some right now!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That "pie" looks as good as you girls in those aprons!! Can't wait to try this...of course in a Retro Revival apron :)

Heather said...

That looks so awesome! I'm going to print the recipe! :) Thanks for sharing! xx, Heather

Wilhelmina Frame said...

OMG. didn't even read about the recipe. Instead I was coveting your jadeite pitcher.