There's nothing like pasta, the ultimate comfort food, to feed a small army of company at the holidays. It's tasty, it's easy, and it can usually be made ahead, all pluses in my book so that I can serve a delicious meal to my friends and family but also be able to relax on the day of and during the party instead of running myself ragged, cooking.
Traditionally at New Year's Eve, I make a big lasagna, but this year I went to the same song, different verse, choosing to created a Baked Mostaccili dish instead.
Several of my guests plus friends on Facebook asked for the recipe, so this is it: Glenna's Baked Mostaccioli for a Crowd. Even though the recipe easily serves 8-10, it can easily be cut in half for a family dinner or can be made as a whole and split into two separate baking dishes, freezing one for later.