Penne Pasta and Italian Meatball Bake
This penne pasta bake with meat sauce and Italian Meatballs is a huge hit! Tender penne pasta baked in meat sauce and topped with delicious mozzarella cheese, your family is going to love this one!
Servings: 8 people
- 1 package, 8 servings Penne Pasta
- 2 med Onions, diced or chopped finely
- 3 Tablespoons Garlic
- 1 lb Hamburger
- 15 large Meatballs
- 1 can (24 oz) Spaghetti Sauce-use your favorite kind (I use the "Hunts Traditional" It's inexpensive but it isn't watery and doesn't have chunks. My kids like it)
- 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Cups Mozzerella Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray and 9 by 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Boil Penne pasta according to package instructions. Be sure to cook till al' dente, still chewy, not mushy. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan, add the olive oil. Add the 2 medium onions, chopped. Cook the oil and the onion until the onion is lightly golden brown. Add the minced garlic and cook while stirring for 2 more minutes.
Add the ground beef and cook until only a little pink shows. Add the can of tomato sauce. Mix until combined.
Add the drained pasta in with the sauce. Stir until combined.
Pour the pasta, with the sauce, into a 9 by 13" baking dish.
Top with half of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Stir gently. Add the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Add the meatballs.
Bake uncovered in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese on top is lightly golden. Remove from the oven, enjoy!
Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 2.2mg