RECIPE: Penne Pasta Bake
1 (16-oz) pkg penne pasta
2 c. sour cream
6 oz provolone cheese slices
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 med yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (26-oz) jars marinara sauce
2-3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Set aside a 9x13 casserole dish (or two 8x8s).
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add penne pasta and cook until al dente; drain. Mix in sour cream and parm. Set aside.
In a large skillet, brown diced onion, garlic, and ground beef over medium-high heat. Add spaghetti sauce and warm through.
Layer as follows: pasta, sauce, provolone, pasta, sauce. Then top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake uncovered for 25 min at 350F or until cheese melts and bubbles/browns.
**Note: This freezes wonderfully! Bake one 8x8 and save the other. Two meals in one! Bam! Or better yet, eat one and give one to a friend! :) Also, making earlier in the day and refrigerating works great. Just keep in mind that you'll have to bake it a little longer.