ELLEN'S BAKED PENNE PASTA CASSEROLE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

If you're looking for a quick and delicious pasta dish that tastes like you've been cooking all day, this is it! I literally put it together with odds and ends, and it is outstanding!


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
penne pasta
1 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
chopped onion
1 jar(s)
(24 oz.) prego spaghetti sauce flavored with meat
2 or 3 clove
garlic, minced -- or -- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1 c
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 c
shredded hot pepper jack cheese
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot, cook penne pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
2
In a large saucepan, melt butter and cook onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until tender. Add the spaghetti sauce, basil, oregano, and half the mozzarella cheese. Stir to blend and allow mozzarella to melt.
3
Add the pasta to the sauce mixture and combine thoroughly. Pour into a greased 7x9x2" Pyrex baking dish. Top with the remaining mozzarella and all of the hot pepper jack cheese.
4
Cover dish and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes or until bubbly. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian