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
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
(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 –