Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A Company Meal
Saucy Penne & Three Cheese Bake
1/2 (1lb) pkg Penne - cooked as package directs
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 (26 oz) jar spicy tomato & pesto pasta sauce
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded & divided - 2 cups)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In saucepan, over medium heat, cook ground beef until browned; pour off fat. Add pasta sauce. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg. In lightly greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish, layer penne, sauce mixture and cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
I'm going to triple this because I will be serving a crowd but as it is written above it will serve 4 to 6. I will also have a big tossed salad and lots of garlic bread to go with it. Try this soon! Your family will love it!!