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penne pasta with meat sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

An easy and quick dinner using ground beef, or you could use Italian sausage to change it up a bit. This is a hearty meal, sure to please everyone in the family. Recipe & photo:

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For penne pasta with meat sauce

  • 8 oz
    penne pasta
  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) italian-style tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can
    (6 oz.) italian-style tomato paste
  • 1/4 c
    tomato juice
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese

How To Make penne pasta with meat sauce

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. Return to hot pan and cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    In a very large skillet, cook ground chuck and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat.
  • 3
    In a blender or food processor, combine the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato juice, sugar, oregano and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth.
  • 4
    Stir tomato mixture into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Stir in cooked, drained pasta. Cover and heat through. Sprinkle individual servings with mozzarella cheese.