Sometimes at the end of the week I’ll end up with really weird things left over. A tiny little bit of cheese, a handful of chopped onion, you know what I mean. Random odds and ends of food that didn’t get used up. Instead of tossing this all away there are two things I always make with these left overs: frittatas and pasta. Today we’re talking pasta.
There’s this delicious restaurant in Phoenix called Oregano’s and they have the best pesto bake ever and really inspired this. Theirs is still a little better, but this gets pretty close. It’s hard to go wrong with cheese and pasta. Plus, I added broccoli and theirs doesn’t have any veggies. Mine is healthier (sort of…I added a LOT of cheese).
If you have some precooked pasta in your freezer (and why wouldn’t you since it makes weeknights so easy), this is the easiest thing in the world to make. I can never get enough pesto bake.