Top-ranked recipe named "Beef Penne Pasta Casserole"
A great family-style main dish. Toasted garlic bread and a tossed green salad round this meal out nicely.
"I am a great fan of this type of recipe. Apart from the fact that it is a great format for absorbing quite a wide variety of leftovers - the only regular change I make to this recipe is a couple of handfuls of frozen baby peas added to the mince/onion fryup (just as the mince is turning away from pink) - it adds a pleasant spark of colour when plating up - and, of course - another dimension to the nutritive value. Keep them coming! Best wishes."-
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Saute ground beef and onion in large saucepan, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink.
Add water, tomato paste, wine and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
Layer ingredients as follows in an ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish: 1/2 pasta, 1/2 sauce, and 1/2 cheese. Repeat layers and cover. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Season with salt.
This came out really good; I added a touch of sugar and basil to the sauce and would do it over again. Great served with garlic bread, tossed green salad and a glass of wine...
catm 1 month agoMy simple family didn't appreciate the difference between this and ragu out of the jar so won't go through the trouble again. I liked it though!
cheriebeckett 3 months agoNeeds more sauce but other than that it was good. I read some other reviews and threw in some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 1 more can of tomato paste and 1/2 c. Water should make it perfect.
susieq_64 3 months agoI just made this for supper and it was soooo good. I used ground pork and my family loved it. The apple crumble my daughter made for dessert was the perfect ending to a Sunday meal. Will keep this on my favorite list.
timgraham1 3 months agoThe cheesy goodness that emanated from this dish is very good!! This was simple to make, extremely tasty, and ready in no time. We quadrupled this recipe for our weekly Wednesday night dinner and it was just enough to feed over 32 people. We cooked it without changing anything. May want to test variations of this recipe by adding 1 tablespoon salt or even some garlic salt. It may be a little bland for some. Thanks for contributing.
susieq_64 5 months agoI just made this for supper and it was so quick & easy to make. It has a really nice flavor as well. It will be my go to meal on the weekends now.
jgant99 6 months agoGood family meal
ericanicoleclark 7 months agoI added more salt, pepper and garlic. This recipe is now part of my regular meal plan.
lefponk 7 months agoThis went fast. The layering of cheese and sauce is critical.
Justinpodm 8 months agoRecipe was blah so i added pepper, garlic powered and oregano. Still needed something though..
AESG 11 month agoI added herbs, carrots, garlic and mushrooms. I doubled the meat.