PENNE PASTA 🥘

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The tomato garlic and basil combo is essentially Italian and you can meet it in many dishes, but sometimes nothing works better than a simple pasta dish. The penne, cooked al dente, brings out the flavors of cheese, tomatoes and basil and is great for any meal.

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  • Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

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This easy Italian ground beef casserole with noodles, marinara sauce, cheese, and crispy, flavorful seasoned breadcrumbs is pure comfort food! Pair the hearty, satisfying pasta bake with a Caesar salad and garlic bread for the ultimate family meal. It's also a simple make-ahead dinner for busy days!

8 oz uncooked penne pasta
1 lb. ground beef
1 c diced onion
1 clove garlic
12 oz marinara sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/2 t Italian seasoning
3/4 c shredded Italian 5-cheese blend
1 T salted butter
1/3 c seasoned panko breadcrumbs
2 T grated Parmesan
kosher salt and ground black pepper
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large pot of well-salted water, cook the pasta according to the package directions for 1 minute less than al dente....

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Nutritions

Calories
695

Sodium
1434mg
59% DV

Fat
34g
53% DV

Protein
46g
92% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV