I recently came across this great web site called Recipe Matcher http://www.recipematcher.com/. In times of empty cupboards this is a great site to assist you in creating a meal out of the ingredients you have on hand.
Here is one of the many choices of recipes it gave me after I typed in a few pantry items I had on hand:
ITALIAN PASTA BAKE
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
2 cups Mozzarella cheese –
3/4 cup (divided) grated Parmesan cheese
1 jar (28 to 30 ounce) spaghetti sauce
4 cups penne pasta
1 lbs. sausage (Italian)
Cooking Directions: Brown meat in large skillet, drain.Stir in pasta, spaghetti sauce, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan Cheese. Spoon into 13×9 inch baking dish top with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup parmesan. Bake at 375 for 20 mins.