Friday, September 23, 2011

Rena's Noodles

This recipe got it's name from my mom's housekeeper when she was growing up.  It has been slightly modified through the years to make it simplified, but other than that it has been a family favorite through 4 generations (N LOVES it)!

Rena's Noodles
1 box rigatoni
1 28oz can tomatoes
1 med onion
2-3 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro
6ish cups of shredded jack cheese

In blender, blend/puree tomatoes, onion, garlic, & cilantro. Put in saucepan and simmer.

While sauce is simmering, bring water to a boil and cook rigatoni according to directions on box.

Drain pasta & remove sauce from heat. In a glass pan (9x12, I think), layer half of pasta. Cover with 1/2 of cheese. Cover with 1/2 of sauce. Repeat. Cover with foil and bake in a 350* oven for 30-45 mins. Let cool and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I have a bunch of home grown tomatoes that I need to use before they turn. I think I'm going to use some of them to make this recipe. Sounds yummy!