We’ve been on a pasta-kick lately in the test kitchen, especially when pasta dishes are great to feed a crowd. The popular million dollar spaghetti has been on our minds but with tons of other pasta like penne, rotini and macaroni in the kitchen we decide to make million dollar pasta bake! The million dollar spaghetti recipe will definitely be on our next agenda, but for now we went ahead and devoured this penne version and we’re super glad we did.
Our million dollar pasta bake is essentially a kick-butt pasta dish with what ever recipe. So it’s quite versatile to make any pasta lover happy. What makes this such a superb pasta casserole recipe is that it’s loaded with sauce, cheese and cottage cheese! It’s essentially like a lasagna but without ricotta and instead, uses cottage cheese for the creamy layered centers. So this recipe for million dollar pasta is a fantastic and satisfying dish for lasagna lovers.
Craving Italian Chicken Parmesan but don’t want to go out to a restaurant? Stay home and make it yourself! This chicken parmesan recipe is simple and absolutely delicious because it’s super simple and you can easily make it for family dinner. Everyone loves chicken parmesan and it’s probably one of the top menu items at Italian restaurants or family restaurants. Kids love crispy chicken and so do adults, so this is one of those meals that you should have on your weeknight menu.
Our chicken parmesan recipe starts with crispy fried chicken breasts because it gives a juicy, delicious chicken. But if you want you can certainly bake the chicken breasts in the oven. If you top enough sauce and cheese, it’s still be super flavorful and delicious. The most important factor is to liberally season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and use a great tasting marinara sauce.
***Watch our video making the Chicken Parmesan – Such a classic!***
The flavor of this crispy chicken parmesan is outstanding with a flavorful sauce and well seasoned chicken. The crust is outstanding too, even if you were to bake it. The bread crumbs really give a great texture and crunch.