The taste is very good, but the instructions of the recipe are not very clear, or user-friendly... And I think there is a error and that you should skip the step 15. Overall I think that we can simplify a little bit this recipe by cooking the groundbeef with the onions at first, and letting the beef simmer with the sauce. That's what I did and it was very good. I cook the sauce in a large casserole that goes as well in the oven so all I had to do when the sauce was ready is too add the penne and the cheese, and I did sprinkle the additionnal mozzarella & parmesan at this step and only cook for about 15 min. in the oven. It's simplier and less longer to prepare. Hope I did not hurt you with my suggestions... :)))))
Kittencal this was absolutely Yummo, Delicious. Who would want to use a jar sauce when this tomato sauce tastes fantastic and easy to make. It has such a wonderful flavor, I couldn't stop sampling it while cooking. The only thing I changed was to put in red bell peppers and not the green ones. Personal taste. Everything else was done as to the recipe. I put in about 2 tsp. pepper flakes, and it added the right amount of bite. I should of actually cut the recipe in half though, cause there is loads of leftovers. I seem to forget that there is only the 2 of us. But that just means there is great leftovers for lunches. I separated them into 4 separate containers for 2 people each. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Kittencal.
Excellent recipe. I have finicky children, they normally do not like sauce or meat just pasta. This combination was fantastic, they all had second helpings. I cheated by using store bought sauce but next time I'll try the recipe for the homemade sauce. What a winner!!!
I agree with the other reviews about the sauce, it was amazing! I love the spice it had, great flavor! My honey and I love sausage, cheese, spinach and pasta so this was perfect for us. It is definetely going in my recipe box to keep forever! Thanks a bunch!
Great recipe! Made your tomato sauce but added some mushrooms and red bell peppers. Loved the sauce and loved the spicy "kick" it had!! I made more then the recipe and froze it for another wonderful meal! Thanks Kit!
This was so good. The sauce is delicious. Flavourful and tangy with a little heat from the jalapeno peppers and the dried chili peppers. The cheese blends very well with the sauce and pasta. A very tasty & satisfying meal. We enjoyed this very much and will make again and again.
Bravissimo! The sauce in this pasta dish is way too good so you definitely do not want to use a bottled sauce when you try this. I made the sauce two days in advance and I'm glad I did. The flavors blended beautifully and it even has a slight bite to it (I did not add the jalapeno pepper, either). I used a mini-penne with five cups of the sauce and it was perfect for us. If you like a lot of sauce, you might want to add all of it. I plan on freezing the remaining sauce to enjoy later! Thanks for such a great recipe, Kitten. I made this for "Zaar Tag" and I'm glad I did!