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Beef Penne Pasta Casserole recipe

Beef Penne Pasta Casserole.

This casserole with pasta and beef is sureto become a family favorite. It’s also easy to prepare aheadand freeze for up to 2 months. When you’re looking for a quickmeal, just put it in the oven to bake.

Recipe: Beef Penne PastaCasserole

1 pound dried penne pasta, cooked anddrained
8 ounces lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups water
2 (6-ounce) cans Italian-style tomato paste
1/3 cup red wine or water
1 tablespoon MAGGI® Instant Beef Bouillon
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cook beef and onion in large saucepan,stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink. Add water,tomato paste, wine and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally,for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
  • Layer ingredients as follows in ungreased13 x 9-inch baking dish: 1/2 pasta, 1/2 sauce and 1/2 cheese.Repeat layers; cover.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heatedthrough and cheese is melted. Season with salt.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Direction for Freeze Ahead:

  • Prepare as above; do not bake. Cover;freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until heatedthrough and cheese is melted. Season with salt.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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    Ziti is a pretty common pasta shape in most areas, but you can substitute penne pasta if you can t find it. You want a substantial short pasta shape with places to hold the sauce and meat. You can assemble this ahead, and either refrigerate or freeze before you do the final baking. Do you like lasagna, but not the fuss? Make baked ziti instead! It s a lot like a classic lasagna casserole, but easier to make and without lots of layers or broken noodles. It makes for a perfect midweek or weekend meal, or a hot dish to bring to a potluck. Make extra and freeze for later.

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