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Microwave Pasta Pie

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti 8 Ounce, cooked, drained
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Italian turkey sausage 1 Pound (1 Package, Fresh Sweet / Hot)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Italian sweet peppers 1 , chopped
  Herbed tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 4 Ounce (1 Package)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Use a 10-inch microwave-safe pie plate to arrange spaghetti.
2) Sprinkle parmesan cheese and butter; toss until evenly coated.
3) Form pasta crust by arranging pasta on bottom and up side of plate.
4) Cover with aluminum foil and set aside.
5) In another 2 1/2-quart microwave-safe dish, arrange sausage and cover with waxed paper.

MAKING
6) Place inside microwave to cook on HIGH for 4 minutes.
7) Thinly slice the sausage.
8) Add onion and sweet pepper.
9) Cover with waxed paper and microwave at HIGH 3 to 4 minutes, stirring twice.
10) Discard excess juice from pan and stir in tomato sauce, garlic, parsley, basil and oregano into meat mixture.
11) Use the pasta shells to fill with the mixture.
12) Top with mozzarella cheese in circle over sauce.
13) Place inside microwave to cook without cover at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese is melted.
14) Cover with a foil to stand for 5 minutes.

SERVING
15) Serve the pasta pie hot by garnishing with additional grated cheese, if you wish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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