Baked Penne




8 ounces of Penne pasta, cooked and drained

1/2 pound ground beef, cooked with onion and drained (add some spices while cooking if desired)

1 26-ounce jar of your favorite pasta sauce (or about 3 cups of your homemade sauce)

2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded (you can also add a little parmesan cheese if you have it on hand)

1 sweet red onion, diced

1 sweet red bell pepper

Parsley, dried or fresh and chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste


* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

* In a large bowl, mix together cooked pasta, beef, sauce, onion, red pepper and 1 cup of the shredded cheese.

* Place pasta mixture into baking dish and cover with lid or aluminum foil.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.

* Take dish out of the oven and remove cover, top with remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese and sprinkle with parsley.  Bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings.  This recipe can be double easily and cooked in a 10”x13” baking pan.


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