You all know how much I love easy recipes. Combine an easy recipe with something saucy, cheesy, and filling and I’m interested. Very interested. I also love classic dishes with a slight twist to them. So, I wanted to share a very classic dish, spaghetti with red sauce, but made in a slightly different way.
You may have noticed by now that I love pasta dishes. Pasta itself can be higher in calories. I definitely don’t advocate high calorie dishes on my blog. So, I like to pair pasta with lower calorie sauces. It is so easy to make low calorie sauces that are rich in flavors. This way you have a hearty pasta and a flavorful, low calorie sauce that doesn’t make you feel guilty for eating a hearty dish.
It’s no secret I love one pot meals. I’ve made quite a few on this blog because they are just too easy. It’s really easy to take traditional favorites and re-make them into one pot dishes. This post is no exception to that. Lasagna is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I’ve even made one on this blog. However, sometimes I don’t like layering the ingredients because I get lazy. This one pot lasagna fixes that challenge.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: sometimes foods just need a sauce. Sauces enhance flavors that you may not have even picked up on before. I said this back in February about my Greek Yogurt Ranch Sauce. So I wanted to add another sauce to the Jolly Crumbs repertoire. This sauce combines two of my favorite ingredients: garlic and cheese.
Sometimes I have to admit that I get bored with very simple recipes. I’m not saying they aren’t delicious in their own right, but occasionally I get bored and feel the need to jazz up my recipes. So, you may know I love Mexican food, in particular enchiladas. I usually order cheese enchiladas from any Mexican restaurant I go to. I also have a recipe on here for Skinny Cheese Enchiladas. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese enchiladas. But even Samuel and I agree that sometimes those get boring.
It’s no secret I love pasta. It’s also no secret I love cheese. Put those two together and you have a delicious combination. Normally, I love red sauce on pasta. However, I made a delicious One Pot Garlic and White Cheddar Pasta back in November that was killer. That pasta totally changed my tune on Alfredo sauce. Since I am new to the Alfredo sauce scene, I wanted to experiment with flavors in the sauce. This Alfredo is definitely exciting and different, also it is totally delicious.
Have you ever eaten something and felt it needed a sauce? Not in the sense that the food was dry and a sauce would add moisture, but that the food would just be above and beyond with a sauce of some sort on it? This blog is best friends with the Baked Zucchini Fritters from yesterday. The fritters were amazing, no lying. However. this sauce took those fritters out of this world. I love this sauce, and I’m betting you will too.
One of my coworkers inspired this post, and she doesn’t even know it. She mentioned that she was looking for pesto sauce at the store one day and couldn’t find it. I told her she could make her own. I have no idea if she actually did, but my own advice stuck with me. I’ve never made pesto sauce, so it was only right if I tried making it myself. After all, I did suggest it to her, blindly.
I’ve posted a few times about how I love Italian food. Pizza is probably my favorite food of all foods. I’ve probably said this as well. And yet I haven’t made pizza on this blog yet. I have some future plans for pizzas I would like to try, but this post comes with a recipe I have been making for a few years. It is a form of pizza, kind of. It tastes like a delicious pizza casserole of sorts. I’ve enjoyed this recipe for several years, and it is very easy to make.