My favorite Pasta Family Recipe!

I just took the Carrabbas Pasta Personality Quiz, and my personality is TAG PIC PAC!! What does that mean? Well according to their Quiz it means: “Carrabba’s Tag Pic Pac is a classic with a tasty twist, perfect for someone who likes to put their own twist on things! You’re vivacious with zest for life. And since you like everything in life to be full-flavored, you wont be let down when you taste this tagliarini pasta with Picchi Pacchiu sauce.”

Yummy! I’m so hungry for some Italian food now! I really love Italian food and over the years have changed up my Lasagne recipe. My husband and family like the one I currently make so I won’t be changing it anytime soon. Here is what I do:

My favorite Pasta Family Recipe!

My favorite Pasta Family Recipe!


  • 2 pounds lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces pepperoni - sliced
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese - shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese - grated
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion - diced
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion - diced
  • 5 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 6 cups Roma tomatoes - skinned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano - chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Directions:Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cook pasta noodles according to package directions.
  3. Remove the noodles from water when finished cooking and lay them out on paper towels.
  4. In a skillet saute the pepperoni over medium heat until crispy, approximately 3-4 minutes. (yummy)
  5. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
  6. Wipe out the skillet and add the hamburger and sausage with 1/2 cup of the onion.
  7. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are tender.
  8. Drain on a paper towel.
  9. For the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  10. Add the onion and cook over medium heat until translucent.
  11. Add the garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  12. Then add the tomatoes and cook over low heat 1/2 hour.
  13. Add basil and oregano and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour.
  14. Season with salt and pepper.
  15. In a baking pan, pour one cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom and spread it out.
  16. Then layer 3-4 noodles on the sauce, overlapping slightly.
  17. Top with 1/3 cup of ricotta, 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/3 of the sausage and hamburger, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  18. Top with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of the pepperoni.
  19. Repeat layers 2 more times.
  20. On the very top layer, finish with a layer of the remaining ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.
  21. Sprinkle all over with parmesan cheese.
  22. Bake 40-45 minutes or until the top is bubbly and lightly browned.
  23. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes and then ENJOY!!!

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Like I said this recipe has changed numerous times over the years and the addition of the pepperoni was only after my friend Betsie made it for our family one year!

If you like Pasta like I do, I invite you to take the Facebook Carrabba’s Pasta Personality quiz, and let me know how accurate it is for you!

If all of this is making you hungry then I would check out Carrabba’s Signature Pasta Meals and New Limited Time Offers! Signature Pasta Meals, featuring seven distinctive dishes served with choice of soup or fresh salad starting at $10!! That’s a great price if you ask me!

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My favorite Pasta Family Recipe! was last modified: January 10th, 2019 by Bianca

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Hi! I'm Bianca. All that I do and everything that I am blessed with is because of my awesome God! It is very possible to be frugal and live abundantly without being cheap. Our family is on a journey to become debt FREE and I am here to pass on what I learn.
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