Baked Penne Pasta Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by jusme

This recipe is so yummy with A LOT of shredded cheese on top. I'm the "add a dash of this or that" kind of cook, so the measurements on the spices are VERY approximate. You can also add more or less mushrooms to your liking. This is my favorite dish at the moment to make and eat!

Top Review by ChefDLH

Thanks for posting jusme. This was very good. Good comfort food and you can't go wrong with baked penne. Added a bit more meat as that is a favorite in my house but otherwise made it exactly. TIP: Be careful to cover the dish with foil when cooking so that the cheese doesn't get hard or tough on top. Enjoy! ChefDLH

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook penne according to package directions until almost cooked. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil, then add onion, garlic and mushrooms; stir fry until onion is translucent. Remove to a plate.
  3. Crumble beef in skillet; add basil, thyme, parsley, black pepper and oregano. Cook through; drain.
  4. Add onion mixture and spaghetti sauce to beef; cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minute Stir in penne.
  5. Put mixture in a shallow dish (13x9x2)and cover with shredded cheese. Bake for 30-45 minute Let stand 5 minute before serving.

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