1/2c Thrive Tomato Powder
1T Thrive Freeze Dried Onions
1T Thrive Carrot Dices
1T Thrive Freeze Dried Celery
1T Thrive Red & Green Bell Peppers
1/2t Garlic Powder
1T Italian Seasonings
1/2t Thrive White Sugar
2c Hot Water
1c Thrive Freeze Dried Ground Beef, rehydrated
1 Recipe Homemade Ricotta
1 1/2c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/2c Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine tomato powder, onions, carrots, celery, peppers, garlic, Italian seasonings, sugar and water. Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, rehydrated ground beef, ricotta cheese, 3/4c mozzarella and 1/4c parmesan. Pour into greased pie plate. Top with marinara sauce, remaining 3/4c mozzarella and 1/4c parmesan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve hot with crusty garlic bread.