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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Penne Pasta Bake

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 6-8 adults

12 oz. Penne pasta
1 lb. Ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 15-oz. can Italian Style Tomato Sauce
1 14.5-oz can Diced Tomatoes with Italian Herbs
1 6-oz can Italian Paste with Roasted Garlic
Italian seasoning (optional)
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

Cook meat and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat, 5 minutes; drain.

Stir in tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste and ½ cup water; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

Layer half pasta, half sauce, half cheese in 13 x 9” baking dish; repeat.  OR split into two servings as shown below.

Cover with foil and bake in preheated 350 degree oven, 20-30 minutes.  Remove foil last 5-10 minutes.

If refrigerated first, bake time may take 45 min – 1 hour until center is hot.

If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before baking.