Pasta Bake

This is still my go-to dish when I need to take something to a new mom, a busy mom, etc.

It’s the perfect recipe to throw together and deliver.

In fact, I delivered a couple today!


Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 6-8 adults

12-16 oz. Penne or Rotini pasta
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove
1 15-oz. can Italian style tomato sauce
1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
1 6-oz can Italian tomato paste
Italian seasoning (optional)
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

Cook meat, garlic and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat, 5 minutes; drain.

Stir in tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste

and ½ cup water; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

Layer half pasta, half sauce, half cheese in 13 x 9” baking dish; repeat. 

OR split into two servings as shown below.

Cover with foil and bake in preheated 350 degree oven, 20-30 minutes.

 Remove foil last 5-10 minutes.

If refrigerated first, bake time may take 45 min – 1 hour until center is hot.

If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before baking.



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