The Best lunch at the Delta Gamma house (two sauces, two pastas and meatball casserole)

If you didn't know before, you know now, I am a proud Delta Gamma alum.  And now the President of my alumnae chapter!  I loved living in the sorority house, and love everything DG has given me long after I moved out.  When I lived in the house, one of the favorite lunches was "Pasta with two Sauces"  I know they still serve this thanks to my collegiate chapter's instagram.  It was basically noodles, grilled chicken and a vat of each Alfredo and marinara sauce.  It was our favorite lunch, we would mix the sauces (or not) and then hunker down in the living room to watch Days of our Lives.

I made cauliflower Alfredo awhile back and had it in my freezer.  It was just itching to get out.  I follow a blog called Plain Chicken on my spam email .  There was a recipe one day for Meatball Rigatoni Alfredo.  It looked delicious but I almost deleted it because it had all premade ingredients and that is not the kind of home chef I usually am.  But then I remembered that cauliflower alfredo in the freezer and took another look at it.  Pasta with two sauces could be reborn in my kitchen!

I had been eyeing some Aidell's chicken meatballs at the store recently and thought why the heck not! The noodles were leftover from Hogs for the Cause testing but I had to throw in some hidden veggies to make myself feel better of course.  The result was so delicious.  My work besties loved it, even the picky one whom I was sure was going to turn her nose up at it.  It is such a good blend of flavors and lighted up, if only a bit, comfort food.  All my Delta Gamma girls should make this!  Full recipe to follow.

I had to tease you with the finished product so you would keep reading!
The very lovely and easy cast.
This is how I cut my zucchini to make it feel like rotini
There's some hidden onions underneath there, I couldn't resist.
The noodles were cooked off site and then added to the pan
Dump all of that into a casserole dish
Add your meatballs.  I didn't use the whole pack.
Add the red sauce and mix it all around.
Smooth over your white sauce.
Top with low fat mozzarella and Parmesan if so desired.
After a ride in the oven, I wanted more cowbell.
Oh yeah, the broiler never fails!
Pasta with two sauces and two noodles (Adapted from Plain Chicken)

8-oz noodles of your choice (I used radiatori)
1 zucchini, chopped
half an onion chopped
1 package chicken meatballs or frozen meatballs
1 (26-oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (15-oz) jar alfredo sauce (or make cauliflower sauce!)
1/2 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
sprinkle of grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Saute zucchini and garlic in olive oil for about 7 minutes to lightly cook.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Combine cooked pasta, meatballs, and spaghetti sauce. Pour into prepared pan. Top pasta mixture with Alfredo sauce. Top with cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.  If no browning occurs, pop it under the broiler for 5 minutes.

Happy Cooking!


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