I’m finally putting up our Pasta Bar we had at our Halloween Dinner Party, but it is a fun dinner party idea for any occasion.
Also See Spooky Halloween Party Menu
*Pastas and Sauces, listed below with recipes
*Sliced Green Onions
*Linguine Noodles, Cook as directed on box/package and add 1 teaspoon Black Food Paste to the water when it comes to a boil and add uncooked linguine noodles.
*Three Cheese Tri-Colored Tortellini, Frozen and cooked to directions on package
*Mini Pene Pasta, cooked according to directions on box
*1/2 cup Butter
*2 ounces Cream Cheese
*1 1/2 cups Whipping Cream
*2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
*1/2 teaspoon Fresh Minced Garlic
*Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
*1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
*2/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
*Milk, if needed
Melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat, add garlic and Sauté for about 1 minute. Whisk in cream cheese and cream just until combined and turn down to heat to low and simmer. Then add: Garlic powder, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer just until sauce thickens adding a little milk if needed. Serve
Note: To keep sauce warm pour into small crock pot set on warm only.
Favorite Tomato Pasta Sauce OR
Italian Tomato Sauce for Pasta
*1 cup Olive Oil
*1/2 pound Onions, chopped fine about 3 medium)
*1/2 pound (1/2 pound bag small carrots) Carrots, chopped fine
*1/2 pound Celery, chopped fine
*6 pounds Whole Tomatoes, canned (1 #10 can) or fresh, skins and seeds removed (we used Roma Tomatoes)
*2 Cloves Garlic, minced
*1 ounce Salt
*1 tablespoon Sugar
Heat the Olive Oil in a stock pot. Add onions, carrots and celery just until heated through not letting the onions caramelize. Then add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for 1-3 hours until desired thickness.
Place pot in an ice water bath to cool and then use a food meal or Immersion blender until smooth. Freeze in Ziploc bags, size bags of your choice and/or make the following lasagna rolls.
Italian Tomato Sauce recipe adapted from Wayne Gisslen Professional Cooking
Cooked chicken breast cut into chunks or a purchased cooked rotisserie chicken and cut into chunks.
See Breadstick Bones for recipe.