Haniela's: Layered Casserole with Pasta and Ground Pork

Layered Casserole with Pasta and Ground Pork

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla Pasta Company.
Recipe was developed by me. All photographs, video, all the text and opinions expressed in this post are all mine and are not shared by the organization.
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I'm so excited to share this delicious casserole recipe with you today. It's a winner in taste and ease of preparation. I surprised myself with this one!
Before I jump straight to the recipe(with a 60 second recipe video at the end) I wanted to let you know that for today's post I partnered with Barilla ®. To make this southern inspired dish I used new Barilla® Organic Pasta Penne/Spaghetti 6pack(total of 6 pounds of pasta for $9.99), and also Barilla® Pasta Sauce 4pack( 4 jars for $6.99); both are now available exclusively at BJ's Warehouse Stores. 

On Sunday I stopped at BJ's to get few items and I also picked up Barilla ® products and I visited in-store demo booth where a lovely lady was offering samples of Barilla ® Organic Pasta Penne  with Barilla ® Pasta Sauce. There where few folks sampling  and I asked them what they thought. One of ladies told me she had 2 tastings and she also made her husband to give it a try as well. They told me they liked how fresh it tasted. 
I got my sample and with the first bite I could taste the real difference. Barilla ® Pasta Sauce was very well seasoned but not overly salty or sweet. It had tomato chunks  and I could taste real vegetables. It's all natural, gluten free and together with with Barilla ® Organic Pasta Penne it really hit home for me. It tasted fresh. Later I learned that  Barilla ® Organic Pasta is made from certified organic wheat and is GMO -free.
For more information about Barilla® product visit their website *****www.barilla.com*****

When cooking pasta follow directions on the packaging, it cooked up al dente and from my experience it holds the sauce nicely and tastes delicious with sauce or without. I love munching on plain pasta.

Layered Casserole with Pasta and Ground Pork

1 box of Barilla ® Organic Pasta Penne
2 jars of  Barilla ® Pasta Sauce
1lb ground pork
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 large red pepper, diced
2 - 15 oz cans pinto bean(one can is 15oz), rinsed
1- 15 oz can corn
1 1/2 shredded cheese, I used mozzarella
1 large red pepper, diced
1 large onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2tbl olive oil
1tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
pepper and salt
1tsp Chili powder(optional), add with spices
2 scallion bunches, cut on bias

Cook pasta, set aside.
Heat 1tbl olive oil, saute onion, add pressed garlic, work in ground pork, season with salt and black pepper. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Then add red pepper, cook for 2 minutes, season with cumin, coriander, then add chicken broth, 2 jars of marinara sauce. Cook on medium high. Sauce should be simmering, cook until reduced in volume 10 minutes.
Layer in a 9x13 casserole dish : pasta, pork sauce, beans, cheese, corn. 
Cover with foil.
Bake at 350F for 65 minutes.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with scallions. Let rest for 20 minutes. Serve.

Pork Marinara Sauce

Watch the video to see me make this delicious dish.

I ended up freezing half of the casserole. I know it will come in handy in a few weeks.

For more information about Barilla® product visit their website www.barilla.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla Pasta Company . The opinions and text expressed in this posting are all mine and are not shared by the organization.

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