Fake Baked Mostaccioli
This is one of my favorite fast go to dinners. Its almost as good as real baked mostaccioli, without the baked on cheese on the casserole dish.
There’s no meat – and you won’t miss it!
First, make the sauce
1 – 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes – plain – 100% natural
2 – 6 oz. cans 100% natural tomato paste
3 – 6 oz. cans water
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon sugar (to cut acidity)
Mix it up. Let it simmer 30 minutes. It’s best made the night before.
Now put it all together
You’ll need a box of mostaccioli noodles (I like rigati, with lines – holds the sauce better) and some finely grated Mozzeralla cheese.
Cook mostaccioli noodles per box instructions. Heat up sauce.
Drain the noodles and put on plates.
Top with hot spaghetti sauce.
Top with grated cheese.
Let it sit for a minute so the cheese gets melty.
Serve with tossed salad, Italian bread, and wine.
Relax and enjoy!