Penne Pasta Casserole Recipe

Penne Pasta Casserole

Tender penne pasta baked in a meaty tomato sauce and
topped with mozzarella cheese

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  • 12 ounces dry penne pasta, uncooked (12 oz = 3 cups)
  • 1 pound ground sirloin beef or ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 large = about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 cups = 12 oz)

Nutrition Information

Total Fat
Serving Size: 6 servings (1-1/4 cups each)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Brown meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato paste and water; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add tomato mixture and 2 cups of the cheese; toss to coat. Spoon into prepared dish; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until casserole is heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 569  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 18 g 27%
Saturated fat 9 g 45%
Cholesterol 78 MG 26%
Sodium 696 MG 29%
Carbohydrate 59 g 20%
Dietary fiber 6 g 23%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 41 g
Vitamin A   16%
Vitamin C   15%
Calcium   46%
Iron   30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
13 Reviews for Penne Pasta Casserole
I have made this countless times for family, friends and potlucks. I'm always asked for the recipe. By adding a can of tomato sauce and some extra spices, it is a bit saucier.
Jun 24, 2015
We really like this recipe. I use spicy Italian sausage instead of beef.
Nov 10, 2013
I tried this recipe last night, I did have a few peppers in my crisper that I chopped and added + a few garlic cloves and some red pepper flakes (we like spices). It was very fast and easy to make and turned out very good. Might add a little tabasco next time but otherwise a good go to and a lot of it at a very reasonable price. thank for helping me save the night
Nov 02, 2012
Freezes well since I cook for one and need individual portions. Usually add a few tablespoons of spaghetti sauce before serving if pasta is dry around the edges.
Aug 10, 2012
Like this casserole very much. I do pour a few tablespoons of tomato sauce over the individual serving so it won't seem so dry. I cut the finished casserole into individual servings and freeze. Freezes very well.
Jul 14, 2012
This is a great recipe. My whole family loved it and it makes a lot (important when feeding teenagers). It is very simple to make and goes a long way.
Kentucky Mom,
Mar 06, 2012

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