My Quick and Easy Lower Fat Penne

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the simplest recipe I think you will ever make. I just threw this together for supper and eveyone loved it. You can add items you like as this is a basic, simple recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill Dutch oven approximately half way full with water and bring to boil. When water comes to a full boil, add penne and cook until tender, approximately 12 minutes. Drain penne and set aside.
  2. In large skillet brown ground sirloin until no longer pink.Add ground sirloin to drained penne in dutch oven.
  3. Add the two cans of spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese, stir gently until well combined. On medium-low heat, cook until heated thru and cheese melts.


Most Helpful

I modified this for our budget and it came out perfectly. The first time I made it with regular old hamburger, cheap spaghetti sauce, and shredded cheddar and then followed your instructions. The second time I just made on it on the stove top. Both came out perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

Diana in KS November 15, 2008

This made and easy and delicious dinner for us the other night. I used the same exact spaghetti sauce and we really liked it. My family didn't even know there was lowfat mozzarella in it. A definite keeper.

Lainey6605 November 15, 2007

one of my favorite things my mom makes. she used italian shredded cheese tonite and i liked it better than the mozzerella. i dont cook much but i could do this one, very easy.

SissyMaryLaLa86 November 12, 2005

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