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Easy Baked Penne Pasta

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Recipe for easy baked penne pasta that tastes like it was made from scratch.

Easy Baked Penne Pasta recipe idea.

 

Baked Penne Pasta

2 jars La Romanella 16 oz. pasta sauce (I used Tomato Basil)

1 1/2 packages 16 oz, penne rigate pasta

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup onion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

 

Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat.  Add mushrooms and cook about 3-4 minutes until heated through. Drain mushrooms.

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Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350.  Prepare pasta per package directions and drain.

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While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef and onions in olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

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Drain ground beef.

In large bowl/pan combine cooked pasta, ground beef, mushrooms, pasta sauce and all but 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese.  Mix well.

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Place in a lightly greased casserole pan and cover with foil.  Bake for 35 -40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove foil and add the final 1/4 cup of cheese and cook uncovered 5 additional minutes.

Easy Baked Penne Pasta recipe

Place in a lightly greased casserole pan and cover with foil.  Bake 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serves 10-12.

Pin this for later when you need a simple pasta recipe for a crowd.

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With garlic bread and some salad, this baked penne pasta came together quite easily. Saving time with a jar sauce really helps during those busy nights.

 

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Easy baked penne pasta recipe

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Baked pasta with lots of melted mozzarella cheese!!

Melissa

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Great post! I love serving baked ziti for guests. Actually, I love anything with ricotta and mozzarella cheese.

Heidi

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Pretty boring, but my kids love spaghetti.

[email protected] Crafty

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

I love serving pizza spaghetti- esp when we have a crowd. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Lori @ Operation Dinnertime

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

That family meal loves so delicious! My mouth is already watering! I love serving up pasta for the family. Quick, easy and inexpensive. My personal favorite is baked spaghetti. Fettuccine alfredo with chicken and broccoli is a close second.