Homemade Organic Baked Margharita Penne Pasta

I have greatly modified this recipe from All Things Mac and Cheese.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups dry organic penne pasta
  • 5 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Sweet Whey
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly diced organic tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup sliced organic green onions
  • 1 recipe Homemade Organic Margharita Topping

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water and 1 tsp. Real Salt to a boil; Add the pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes, not to al dente, drain and place into an 8x8x2″ baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a chef’s saucepan until warm and add the flour; Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in the whey/milk little by little until all of it is incorporated into the roux.
  5. Add the mozzarella a handful at a time and stir until melted.
  6. Stir in the salt, basil and white pepper until well blended.
  7. Add the tomatoes, green onions and cheese sauce to the pasta and stir until well comined.
  8. Sprinkle the Homemade Organic Margharita Topping over the casserole.
  9. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit.
  10. Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Organic Margharita Topping

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Panko-Style Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. dried organic basil
  • 1/4 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/4 tsp. organic granulated roasted garlic
  • 2 tsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Garlic and Herb Tomato Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 Tbsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large organic yellow onion, chopped [1 cup]
  • 1 medium organic carrot, chopped [1/2 cup] (optional)
  • 1 [24 oz.] jar organic crushed tomatoes [2-1/2 cups]
  • 2-1/2 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 3 fresh organic basil leaves, finely chopped; OR 1 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano; OR 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Roasted Garlic Paste; OR Homemade Organic Garlic Puree; OR 3-4 organic garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped.
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar (optional; use if not adding carrots)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil until bubbly.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and garlic to the oil and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the salt, sugar, basil, and oregano to the vegetable mixture; Stir well and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes and water to the saucepan; Stir until well blended.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a half-gallon Mason jar.
  7. Blend this sauce with an immersion blender to thicken.
  8. This makes 4-5 cups of sauce and this recipe can be doubled or quadrupled without issues (puree in batches and/or use larger jars, if necessary).
  9. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Ground Herb Blend

I use this to make Homemade Organic Chef Boyardee Tomato Sauce which I use in Homemade Organic Chef Boyardee Beefaroni and Homemade Organic Chef Boyardee Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tsp. dried organic basil
  • 2 tsp. dried organic parsley
  • 2 tsp. dried organic Italian seasoning

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place basil, parsley and Italian seasoning into a spice grinder.  (This can also be done in a mortar with a pestle.)
  2. Grind into a fine powder.
  3. Store in a glass jar with tight fitting lid.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Spaghetti

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen beef mix, bell pepper (if using) and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the tomatoes, mushrooms (if using), and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the bell pepper (if using) and onions, then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the tomatoes, mushrooms (if using), and garlic, then saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef/pork/chicken stock, vegetable stock, whey and tomato paste.
  5. Stir in the basil, Itaian seasoning, Real Salt, cane sugar paprika, and turmeric until well blended.
  6. Carefully add the broken spaghetti noodles; Make sure they are covered with liquid.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Garnish with grated organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and/or sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Lasagna

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the tomatoes and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done, or warm up the Italian sausage with some water, if using.
  3. Add the tomatoes and onions, then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the mushrooms and saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef  or pork stock, vegetable stock, whey and milk.
  5. Add the broken lasagna noodles or farfalle pasta; Stir well.
  6. Stir in the salt, sugar, basil, paprika, oregano, turmeric and red pepper flakes (if using) until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes. Stir in the ricotta, cheddar (if using), and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  8. Garnish with sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Pomodoro Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 large organic tomato, diced small
  • 1/2 small organic yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves organic garlic (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 3 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Chicken Stock (Homemade Organic Beef Stock or Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock may be substituted, if desired.)
  • 1 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. jarred organic tomato paste

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the butter and olive oil until warm and bubbly; Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until they begin to look translucent.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes to the onions; Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid; Add the tomato paste, sugar, salt and dried basil then stir to combine well.
  4. Simmer, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes over low heat.  This sauce needs to be thick or it will not stick to the pasta.
  5. Enjoy!