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Oven & Tap: Ways to serve pasta while social distancing from home

5NEWS is working with local restaurants to highlight how you can still enjoy their good food while practicing social distancing from home.

ARKANSAS, USA — 5NEWS is working with local restaurants to highlight how you can still enjoy good food while practicing social distancing from home.

Chef Luke Wetzel with Oven & Tap in Bentonville joined 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb to show some ways you can make their great pasta dishes by following a few easy steps. 

Oven & Tap is selling take-home pasta kits the whole family can make together. Carryout is available from a special take-away menu. Oven & Tap is also offering wine to go along with strawberry daiquiri and garden mule alcohol drink kits.

Recipes mentioned in the video & meals to get from Oven & Tap:

Pasta Marinara

  1. Place 4qt. of water in a pot, bring to a boil. 
  2. In a separate pan, bring sauce to a simmer. 
  3. Once water is at a boil, add 4 TBSP of kosher salt. 
  4. Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. 
  5. Drain pasta ( do not rinse) and add to the sauce.
  6. Simmer pasta in the sauce for 1 minute more.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese. 
  8. Keep leftover pasta in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. 

Mac & Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, set oven rack to the middle of the oven.
  2.  Bake pasta covered for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, uncover, top with breadcrumbs and return to oven. 
  4. Bake until golden-brown. 
  5. Let cool slightly and serve. 

Mushroom Lasagna

  1. Allow lasagna to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  3. Bake lasagna covered for 25 minutes, or until lasagna is warmed through the middle.
  4. Remove from oven & remove the lid.
  5. Return lasagna to oven uncovered for 10-15 minutes more to brown. 
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving. 

Oven & Tap is located at 215 S. Main Street in Bentonville, and open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

For more information, visit the Oven & Tap website and Facebook page

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