Friday, August 9, 2013

Noodle Auf Lauf

This recipe is a favorite with our family. It came from my dear German friend, Ulrike, when I lived in England. She made it often for her family and for me when I went over to eat and I was hooked! It is such an easy meal to make and taste's divine. I mean, how can you go wrong with hotdogs, cheese, and pasta? Hope you enjoy!!


12oz box pasta - you can use any shape, I prefer Rotini
8oz cheddar cheese - or can use whatever you like best
6-8 hotdogs or 1 smoked sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
2 large tomatoes
Season salt or salt and pepper
Dried Oregano - about 2 Tablespoons

Step 1: Boil pasta according to directions on the box.

Step 2: While pasta is cooking, chop the hotdogs or smoked sausage, and tomato into bite-size chunks.

Step 3: Grate the cheese. Please don't buy pre-grated cheese, it really doesn't melt as well!

Step 4: Once pasta is done, drain the water and layer half the cooked pasta onto the bottom of a casserole dish.  Add a layer of half the chopped hotdog and half the tomatoes. Sprinkle with season salt and 1 Tablespoon (or so!) of oregano, to taste. 


Step 5: Sprinkle half the grated cheese on top of the pasta, hotdogs, tomatoes, and seasonings. Then make a second layer on top the same as before ending with the cheese.

Step 6: Place a microwave lid or some plastic wrap (with a vent opening) on to the casserole dish and microwave 6-8 mins on high, depending on your microwave. 

The cheese will have melted and it will be hot all the way through! Let rest a few mins, then serve immediately! You can add your favorite veggie or a salad along with this to bulk it out more. It should feed 4-6 depending on how big an eater you are!!


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