Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a nice casserole for busy days. I get everything ready to put together the night before, everything sauteed and the pasta cooked. The next night i put everything together and stick in the oven. Fast easy meal. Points 6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick sauté pan.
  3. Add the shallot, garlic, pepper and mushrooms, and saute until they begin to soften.
  4. Add the beef and break up as you cook until the meat is browned.
  5. Add the tomatoes and basil.
  6. Simmer while the pasta cooks.
  7. Cook the penne pasta as per package directions.
  8. Drain and return to the pot.
  9. Toss with the beef sauce.
  10. Place one half of the pasta in the bottom of a casserole.
  11. Top with 1/2 of the parmesan.
  12. Top with remaining pasta.
  13. Sprinkle with mozzarella and the remaining Parmesan.
  14. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese browns and the casserole bubbles.


Most Helpful

We enjoyed this very much. I am always looking for low point meals with lots of flavor. Thanks!

Indiana Debbie September 25, 2007

We really enjoyed this. It's great when you're looking for a low-point meal that's both satisfying and filling. I used extra garlic and basil, and regular crushed tomatoes (instead of low-sodium). I also added salt. Next time I'm going to make sure I have french bread to go with it!

texas*gal February 17, 2006

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