St. Louis Original Baked Mostaccioli

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Kit_Kat

If you have been to a wedding in St. Louis you have had Mostaccioli. Some versions are good, some...well let's just say I hope you have avoided the versions that taste like canned tomato soup. This is not one of those, this, in my opinion is a little taste of heaven.

Top Review by smellymelly

Let me first say that I was born and raised in St. Louis and moved away 25 years ago. I went to many weddings and holiday where mosticcioli was served. This is an excellent recipe with great flavor!! I followed it as written with the exception of adding a pizza packet amount of red peppers. My kids and husband (doesn't even like pasta) liked it a lot . That is high praise coming from picky eaters. Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely make again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage and ground beef in a skillet, set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan (4 qt.) or dutch oven combine all sauce ingredients and meats. Simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cover between stirring.
  4. In a large pot cook pasta per package directions to al dente stage. Do not over cook. Drain pasta, return to pot, but not to heat. Place 1/2 of sauce recipe in with pasta and stir until combined.
  5. Add 1 cup of Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  6. In a large baking dish place approximately 1/4 of the sauce recipe in the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add pasta/sauce mixture to baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheeses. return to oven for 5 minutes.
  9. Increase oven temperature to Broil and watch constantly until cheese is bubbly and spotted with golden brown spots.

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