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baked italian pasta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Anna Mae Kantor
Berwick, PA

I've created this recipe from 3 recipes and combined them together and tweaked them a little to come up with this combination. Please note that there are NO other seasonings in this recipe other than the envelope of Italian seasoning. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. It's good to serve for company or to take to a church supper or to a neighbor who has just returned from the hospital and is unable to cook for the family. Expect to get lots of compliments and requests for the recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked italian pasta

  • 1 1/4 lb
    93 % lean ground beef
  • 1 sm
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 24 oz
    spaghetti sauce of choice
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes (undrained) 14 1/2 oz. each
  • 2 can
    tomato sauce (8 oz can)
  • 1 pkg
    dry Italian salad dressing and recipe mix
  • 1 lb
    box pasta (ridged jumbo elbows)
  • 1 can
    8 oz. drained sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 can of water to rinse container of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 can water to rinse out each can of diced tomatoes
  • small amount of water to rinse out can of tomato sauce

How To Make baked italian pasta

  • 1
    Fry ground beef with diced onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink and onion is clear. Drain if necessary (but by using the 93 % lean meat, I usually don't find it greasy at all and draining is not necessary.)
  • 2
    Cook pasta as directed on box, using a large pot, drain and put aside.
  • 3
    In a large pot, place the spaghetti sauce (I usually use my own homemade) add the 2 cans of diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, the water from rinsing out the cans, and the envelope of dry Italian salad dressing and recipe mix along with the mushrooms if using, and STIR WELL.
  • 4
    Add the meat mixture and pasta and stir well.
  • 5
    Place in 9 X 13 inch baking dish and top with the 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • 6
    Bake at 375 for about 25 - 30 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is melted.
  • 7
    Enjoy !!