Ready in 45 minutes
Here is how to make a easy and impressive Baked Penne Rigate. Its layered with hot Italian sausage and some ground beef, onion, and bottled Italian and tomato sauce, along with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Scrumptious!
"This was really good. I left out the meat since it was our meatless night. But it was good and my husband asked not to add meat to it. Will definatly make again. Was a nice change from spaghetti!"- skippy6
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In a deep skillet, cook 1 pound Italian sausage, ? pound ground beef, and 1 medium chopped onion, stirring constantly until meat is browned. Drain meat mixture. Cook 12 oz. penne rigate pasta, according to package directions. (I added 1 teaspoon salt and a splash of olive oil, and cooked the pasta for about 8 minutes.) Drain pasta. In your deep skillet, combine browned meat mixture, cooked pasta, a 26 oz. jar Italian sauce, and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. Stir until thoroughly combined. Spoon half of meat mixture into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Top with half of the sliced mozzarella cheese and half of the grated Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers, by adding the remaining meat mixture and the remaining half of the mozzarella cheese and the remaining half of the Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until heated through and the cheeses have melted and are beginning to brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately. This casserole goes well with tossed salad greens, ciabatta bread dipped in olive oil, and a tall glass of iced tea!
skippy6 3 years agoThis was really good. I left out the meat since it was our meatless night. But it was good and my husband asked not to add meat to it. Will definatly make again. Was a nice change from spaghetti!
ryurgin 3 years agoEasy to cook and tastes great
ladybugplus 3 years agoI am glad you liked this meal Rachel. Its always a hit on our table too. Thats sounds like a idea I may do when I only have ground beef. I love ground beef and sauce recipes. Thanks for all the star ratings dab and rachel. Enjoy!
dab1 3 years ago
rachelledavio 3 years agoI loved this I didnt have any italian sausage so I used hamburger meat but cooked with it fresh garlic and onions, it was awesome I have recommended it to several people.
ladybugplus 3 years ago[I posted this recipe.]