Eat This: Cheesy Pasta Bake


Recently I stood at my kitchen cabinets and discovered I had precious little to prepare for dinner. The staples for spaghetti with meat sauce were within reach, however. But spaghetti again?

 

Instead, I relied on a favorite recipe from my mom: cheesy pasta bake. It’s essentially your standard, predictable dish but baked with a thick layer of melted, bubbling mozzarella cheese on top.

 

Some thirty minutes later, my 9×13 casserole dish was being pulled from the oven. Served alongside garlic bread and salad, this dish is effortless, delicious, and hearty enough for lunch the next day.

 

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Cheesy Pasta Bake

1/2 pound of penne or rigatoni pasta, cooked and drained

1 pound of ground beef, browned and drained

24 ounces of your favorite pasta sauce

1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup  of grated parmesan cheese

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once the pasta and ground beef are prepared as directed, combine together, mixing in the pasta sauce and a small handful of shredded mozzarella. Top with the remaining shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the mozzarella cheese is melted and bubbling slightly.

 

One Comment on “Eat This: Cheesy Pasta Bake”

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