meatless monday — an attempt at rigatoni roma

since the age of 5 i have been in love with the restaurant “the pasta house.”   if you haven’t heard of it, it is an italian restaurant that is based out of st. louis.  although their lasagna has a very special place in my heart, another favorite item is their rigatoni roma.  baked rigatoni noodles with prosciutto, peas, mushrooms in tomato and cream sauce.  the essence of the pasta house is adding spoonfuls of cream sauce on top of baked pastas.  so for meatless monday i attempted to created this dream of a baked pasta with of course no prosciutto.  though the pasta was really good, it was just no pasta house.