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Homemade Baked Penne Rigate

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Ingredients
  Italian sausage 1 Pound, with casings removed (Hot / Mild)
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (For Cooking Pasta)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Teaspoon (A Splash, For Cooking Pasta)
  Penne rigate 12 Ounce, cooked according to package directions (May Use Any Type Of Pasta)
  Italian sauce 26 Ounce (1 Jar, May Use Prego)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sliced mozzarella cheese 12 Ounce (Add More If Needed As Per Taste)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil spray 1
Directions

In a deep skillet, cook 1 pound Italian sausage, ½ pound ground beef, and 1 medium chopped onion, stirring constantly until meat is browned. Drain meat mixture. Cook 12 oz. penne rigate pasta, according to package directions. (I added 1 teaspoon salt and a splash of olive oil, and cooked the pasta for about 8 minutes.) Drain pasta. In your deep skillet, combine browned meat mixture, cooked pasta, a 26 oz. jar Italian sauce, and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. Stir until thoroughly combined. Spoon half of meat mixture into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Top with half of the sliced mozzarella cheese and half of the grated Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers, by adding the remaining meat mixture and the remaining half of the mozzarella cheese and the remaining half of the Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until heated through and the cheeses have melted and are beginning to brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately. This casserole goes well with tossed salad greens, ciabatta bread dipped in olive oil, and a tall glass of iced tea!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Whether it is potlucks, family meals, or social gatherings, something as zesty, simple and sumptuous as a pasta fare can warm up your gut like nothing else. Betty cooks up an awesomely mouthwatering pasta dish that is a surefire family favorite. Rich, luxurious, and extremely simple to make, this one pan supper delight is stunningly simple to make and ready in just 10 minutes.

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