Baked Mostaccioli

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mostaccioli or penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage lean ground beef can be substituted
  • 32 ounces pasta sauce
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Brown meat and drain any fat. Prepare pasta as package directs.
  • In a large bowl combine pasta, sausage, pasta sauce and 2 cups cheese. Mix well.
  • Spread into greased 13×9 inch baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes at 350°F or until hot and bubbly.
  • Uncover and top with remaining cheese and parsley. Bake 5 – 10 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

Notes

  • Ground beef, shredded chicken or small pieces of chicken can be substituted for the sausage
  • 4 cups of pasta sauce is 32 ounces
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 – 5 days
  • One pound of pasta and meat baked in a casserole should make 12 to 15 servings
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