Cheesy Pasta Bake

Cheesy Pasta Bake

I’m sitting here, trying to think of a fun story, or a great way to hype up this recipe that I’m sharing, but I’m completely drawing a blank. And sometimes, that’s ok, right? Sometimes it’s ok to just say, “hey – this recipe is tasty, and you should make it!” So, today I’m leaving out the fluff, and just saying that this is a really tasty dinner recipe. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and you should throw it into your regular dinner rotation.

Sometimes, no fluff is needed, right?

Printable Recipe
Serves 4

1 lb lean ground beef
8 oz penne noodles (we used the tri-color kind)
3 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup Italian blend cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Brown the ground beef over medium high heat, and drain.

Ground Beef

While the beef is cooking, boil the pasta according to package directions.

Tri-Color Penne

Add the tomato sauce to the ground beef, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

Tomato Meat Sauce

Drain the pasta and stir into the meat sauce.

Pasta and Sauce

Layer half of the pasta mixture in a small baking dish. Top with 1/4 cup of each cheese.

Cheesy Pasta Bake

Layer the second half of the meat sauce, and top with the remaining cheese.

Cheesy Pasta Bake

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, broiling for the last 2 minutes.

Cheesy Pasta Bake


Cheesy Pasta Bake
Cheesy Pasta Bake
Cheesy Pasta Bake
  • Kristin Conklin
    June 10, 2013

    Now that looks yummy!! You really need to post a picture of the furball please!

    • Ashley
      June 11, 2013

      Thanks! Just posted pictures of the new cat 🙂 Looking forward to Friday night!!

  • Sarah Beth
    June 17, 2013

    This looks absolutely amazing! Summer always gets me in the mood to cook a lot and this looks like something my boyfriend would love. You gained a new follower 🙂

    • Ashley
      June 17, 2013

      I’m so glad you stopped by! If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

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