Baked Penne Rigate

Baked Penne Rigate

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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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1 pound hot; (or mild) Italian sausage, with casings removed
1/2 pound Lean ground beef
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 teaspoon salt; (for cooking pasta)
a; splash of extra virgin olive oil
12 oz. penne rigate; cooked according to package directions (You may use any type of
26 oz. jar Italian sauce; (I used Prego.)
8 oz. can tomato sauce
12 oz. sliced mozzarella cheese; (or more, to taste)
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
cooking; oil spray

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



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!


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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 3 years ago
Easy to cook and tastes great
ryurgin 3 years ago
I 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!
ladybugplus 3 years ago
dab1 3 years ago
I 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.
rachelledavio 3 years ago
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ladybugplus 4 years ago
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