Beef and Penne Casserole

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Little Bee

I got this recipe from another recipe site and although the base recipe was delicious I altered it according to my taste and added a few more spices. This is a great family meal that can be prepared in advance and frozen for a busy weeknight. It would also be a great dish to take to a potluck.

Top Review by Dreamgoddess

Looking at the ingredients list, I thought this would be a terific recipe...however, we just didn't care for it. I think it needs additional spices to kick it up a bit. Sorry I couldn't give it a higer rating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cook beef and onion in large saucepan, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink.
  3. Add water, tomato paste, wine, bouillon, and seasonings.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
  5. Layer ingredients as follows in 13 x 9-inch baking dish sprayed with non stick cooking spray: 1/2 pasta, 1/2 sauce and 1/2 cheese.
  6. Repeat layers; cover.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  8. Season with salt.
  9. FOR FREEZE AHEAD: PREPARE as above; do not bake.
  10. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months.
  11. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
  12. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  13. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  14. Season with salt.

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