One of the great things about pasta as a meal staple is how many different ways you can make it. It’s one of the most flexible dishes of all time, and that versatility is what makes it one of our favorite source of carbs. Whether you’re tossing it in marinara or coating it with Parmesan cheese and butter, it’s hard to screw up a pot of pasta.
With all this room for experimentation, it’s to be expected that some people would get a little crazy with their pasta. In this case, it’s not about what funky ingredients you’re putting into your noodles, but how you’re cooking them.
Rather than letting them boil on the stove and calling it a day, this recipe takes a stab at baked pasta. Baked pasta is an amazing way to enjoy your favorite starch; we love the satisfying crunch and the nice, neat corners we get from a nice plate like this.
If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of these crisped carbs, then you’re going to love this simple, brilliant hack! This baked pasta recipe doesn’t go the traditional casserole route. Instead, it’s made inside a bundt pan.
Why a bundt? Well, besides being a convenient and fun way to bake your noodles, this hack will allow you to enjoy the crispy outside that we love so much in every bite! How did we not think of this before?
All you have to do is cook your favorite pasta to start; noodles or spaghetti of some kind is probably best. You’ll want to add a few crucial ingredients to help the pasta stick together and to also give it some amazing flavor. For the full list of those ingredients, make sure to check out the Food & Wine video below.
Once the ingredients have been added, make sure to mix them well; the best way to do this thoroughly might be with serving forks or even tongs. Then, you simply use your tongs to put the noodles into your bundt pan. Make sure the pasta is even all the way around the bundt.
Bake this in the oven at 425 ℉ for 35-40 minutes. When it’s ready to come out, let the pasta cool for 15 minutes to harden up and get to a more tongue-friendly temperature. Then put a platter on top of your bundt and invert it so that you have your beautiful, unique pasta casserole ready to serve!
Whether this is for guests or a quick weeknight meal, your friends and family are guaranteed to love this fun take on baked pasta. And you’re guaranteed to love how simple the process is!
What do you think about this pasta hack? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.