Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baked Penne Pasta

The Menu:
Baked Penne Pasta

The Original Recipe:
I found this on It is great! I am not a big pasta fan or I should say spaghetti sauce fan. I hardly make spaghetti or lasagna or any pasta dish that requires spaghetti sauce in it. However, when I found this recipe I knew I would like it. It tones down that spaghetti sauce flavor just enough to make it savory and really good! I am glad I gave it a try because it is a keeper!

Baked Penne Pasta

1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. oregano (I used fresh from the garden!)
3 tsp. garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
12 oz. penne pasta , cooked
3/4 cup brown gravy (I used a brown gravy packet and used 1 cup water, more than called for but it worked!)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup half and half (I used 2% milk)

Cook beef, drain and rinse with hot water to remove excess fat. In a large fry pan saute garlic over low heat 1-2 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients except mozzarella cheese and pasta. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta and pour into 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle Mozz. cheese on top. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

1 comment:

Amateur Cook said...

I seem to have a built in radar for penne pasta recipes when I search the web for something to cook. I always find them, and I always want to make them. How you could not be a fan of spaghetti sauce escapes me. Maybe you just haven't found that winner spagh sauce recipe anywhere yet.