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Sicilian Spaghetti Cake (Pasticcio di Spaghetti alla Siracusana)

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From EatingWell:  November 1997

This crusty pasta cake is full of flavorful ingredients. Simply serve with a tossed salad for a quick supper.

4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Put a pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
  2. Combine tomatoes, olives, basil and capers in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add tomato mixture and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti (or vermicelli) in boiling salted water until al dente, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Add to sauce and mix well. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in Pecorino Romano.
  5. Brush the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over the bottom and sides of a heavy 10-inch ovenproof skillet. Heat the pan over medium heat. Remove from heat; add pasta mixture and press firmly into an even layer.
  6. Bake pasta until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Run a knife around the inside edge of the pan and invert the spaghetti cake onto a large platter. Cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 382 Calories; 12 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 54 g Carbohydrates; 13 g Protein; 8 g Fiber; 604 mg Sodium; 434 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

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