Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / 30 Comments
Savory and Divine Penne Pasta Bake
I've been in the mood for pasta. The weather keeps changing from rain to warm to cool so a hearty pasta dish seemed in order to feed the family for a few days. It's completely delicious and totally simple. If you don't eat too much of it you can fit in your swimsuit in a few months too, wink.
First you will need 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger meat and you need to cook it in a pan. Add 1 1/2 tsp.'s salt, 1 tsp. white pepper, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp, smoked paprika and a dash of rosemary.
Cut up 1 small white onion, or whatever type of onion you have on hand, into bite size pieces and add it to the skillet.
Chop 1 green pepper into bite size pieces and add it to the skillet.
Keep stirring until it's cooked all the way through.
Hint- I like to cook mine on medium and keep a lid on it. The meat stays juicier that way.
Once the meat mixture is cooked drain the excess grease into a bowl and set aside.
Boil 1 box of penne noodles according to package instructions. Usually it takes 12-15 minutes.
Drain and rinse.
Spread noodles in a large rectangular baking dish sprayed with Olive Oil (makes clean up much easier.)
Pour the meat mixture on top.
Add 1 can or jar of spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with 1 1/2 of shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
There you have it simple, hearty and oh so delicious.
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