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Friday, January 14, 2011

Baked Penne with Meat Sauce

1 lb. Penne (or Ziti)
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes with Garlic & Onion 
1 26 oz. can Roasted Garlic & Onion Pasta Sauce
2 lbs. Ricotta Cheese
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 Egg
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 Tbsp. Parsley Flakes
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta al dente; drain.
Pour pasta into a 10 x 14 baking dish.  Pour in pasta sauce; stir to coat pasta.
In a large skillet, brown beef; drain fat.  Add diced tomatoes, 1/2 tsp. of each salt and pepper; remove from heat.
In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, nutmeg, parsley flakes and 1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper.
Spread evenly on top of pasta.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Pour meat sauce on top of cheese layer.
Top with remaining cup of Mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350' approximately 45 minutes, until mixture is bubbly.
Remove from oven; let sit for 20 minutes then enjoy!

Tip:  Make this recipe in two smaller pans...
Freeze one for a quick dinner at a later date.

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