A hearty casserole made with an Italian meat sauce layered with penne pasta and mozzarella cheese.
1 pound dried penne pasta, cooked and drained
1 pound lean ground beef or Italian sausage (if links, casings removed)
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 cups warm water
1 1/3 cups (12-ounce can) tomato paste
1/3 cup dry red wine or water
1 tablespoon MAGGI Instant Beef Flavor Bouillon
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine ground beef or sausage, onion and garlic in large saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in water, tomato paste, wine, bouillon, Italian herb seasoning and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
- Layer ingredients as follows in 13x9x2-inch baking dish: half of pasta, half of sauce and half of cheese. Repeat layers; cover.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.
Makes 6 servings.
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