Thursday, January 21, 2010

3 Cheese Baked Penne

This is one of our favorite weeknight meals. It's quick and easy and serves 6 generously.

* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I use the dried kind)
* 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
* 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
* 1 jar spaghetti sauce
* 1 lb ground hamburger
* 1 egg
* 1 lb Penne pasta
* 2 tsp dried parsley
* 1 tsp dried basil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium saucepan, cook ground beef until browned; drain grease and add spaghetti sauce. Meanwhile boil pasta according to package directions.
2. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, half the mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and basil.
3. Lightly grease 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Layer pasta, sauce mixture and cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top. Bake 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.



Anonymous said...

Delicious! Perfect comfort food for this time of year. Thanks for the recipe!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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Mandie said...

This recipe is delicious! I saw something like it in the Kraft magazine and tried it. The family loves it! I love these dishes. They are filling and easy to make, yummy

Nel said...

I am always looking for new recipes to try on my kids while we are in Arkansas. I think they will love this one! Thanks for sharing!

Until next time...nel

Terri said...

That sounds simple and delicious. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Mama Pea said...

This recipe looks wonderful and I'm going to try it. I have to confess that I've not had much experience with ricotta cheese. Do you think it would work if I used cottage cheese instead?

Meghan said...

I make this too! I call it "Lazy Lasagne."

Stefanie Valentine said...

*drool* that looks SO yummy! I can't wait to try it out! xx

Kristie said...

Thanks for this post. I can't wait to make this for my husband. :)

50s Housewife said...

Mama Pea, yes I think cottage cheese would work just as well.

Meghan, that's a good name for it!

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe ~ I'm going to give it a try! :)

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WendyBee said...

I have to chuckle every time I see an appetizing recipe on a blog. For the most part, I am not drawn to cooking/baking and eye candy for me is more crafty/home dec/fashion. Sometimes when bloggers throw in a recipe post, I don't even read it. But every so often, one gets me. (Like Rhoda at Southern Hospitality). This is another one of those recipes. Sigh, okay, okay, I'll probably try it this weekend. Let you know if I do.
Thanks for sharing!

A Gracious Home said...

That sounds fantastic. I will try it. Thanks, Doylene

Tracey said...

I made this for dinner tonight--it's in the oven now! Thank you!

Thecancer said...

This is so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Sadako said...

So delicious looking! you rock!