7 Reviews

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... :)))))

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
dramatic plum-pudding February 22, 2009

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.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
FrenchBunny January 11, 2009

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!!!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
tdfaison819 March 02, 2008

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!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
dsptchr_911 May 07, 2007

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!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Redsie March 05, 2007

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.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Baby Kato December 20, 2006

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!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Lainey6605 December 12, 2006
Baked Penne With Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce