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Homemade Pasta Pockets

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Colleen Kennedy

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Barilla pasta
  • 4 loaves French bread or your favorite crusty baguette style bread
  • RAGÚ Old World Style Traditional Sauce
  • Optional add-ins:
  • Fresh shaved Asiago or Parmesan cheese parsley, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes, sautéed veggies, cooked chicken, sausage or ground meat.

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to package directions for al dente (don’t forget to salt your water).
  • While pasta is cooking, half your baguettes and hollow each one out by first pulling the bread out with your fingers followed by using a fork or knife to gently scrape away as much bread as you can while leaving the crust in-tact.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat your sauce and prepare any add-ins you like. If your kids want plain pasta, simply add butter, salt and pepper to their portion of the pasta. As for the rest, toss with the sauce, garnish with cheese, red pepper and parsley and with your clean hands or tongs add portions of pasta, compressing after each addition until your “pocket” is full.
  • Serve or wrap in foil or parchment paper and eat on the go.
  • Kitchen Tip: If your bread was purchased or made prior to the day you are making this. Refresh your crust by popping the whole loaves into your 400 degree oven for 4-5 minutes.