Starting Off…

with an easy recipe that I made last week!

I was looking for a quick and uncomplicated baked mostaccioli recipe, since we had a lot of penne rigate noodles in the pantry.  I found one made by Kraft Foods, which in the recipe does use their cheese, but I substituted in cheese I already had.

On to the recipe!

Classic Baked Mostaccioli

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
4 cups mostaccioli (or penne) cooked and drained
1 jar spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup grated Romano cheese (or shredded Italian or Romano cheese)
1 package shredded mozarella cheese

Directions:

(Note by Anne: Before doing the first step, bring some water to a boil and cook your pasta.  It’ll make the whole process a lot easier.)

1.  Brown meat in a large skillet; drain off grease

2.  Stir in mostaccioli, spaghetti sauce and 1/2 cup of the Romano cheese.  Spoon into a 9×13 inch baking dish (the large casserole dish).  Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of Romano cheese.

3.  Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

I will add another note of be sure to preheat your oven WHILE you’re prepping.  I totally forgot until after, and then had to wait another 10 minutes to be able to bake the recipe.

It should look like this when you’re done –

Have fun!

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One thought on “Starting Off…

  1. The only thing worse than clicking on this link right now would have been grocery shopping…man, I really want cheezygooeycarbs now.

    Anywho, excellent first post, and hope you have lots of fun with this! Let me know if you ever need a guest writer.

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