Sunday, September 29, 2013

Baked Penne with Meat Sauce and Ricotta Cheese

The plan was to make lasagna roll ups but when I checked the pantry, there were no lasagna noodles, so instead I made baked penne.
  • Cook penne to box instructions (8-9 minutes), drain and return to pot
  • Saute ground beef, drain any extra fat then add to sauce (jar sauce with added mushrooms, garlic and fresh parsley)
  • Instead of adding spoonfuls of ricotta to the penne, I added it to the sauce to make it creamy
  • Combine the sauce with penne, place in sprayed pan, sprinkle with parm cheese and bake for 30 minutes


  1. Oh that looks so good right now! I'd make it with the Quorn (fake) ground wonder I'm hungry...forgot to eat lunch! LOL! :)

    1. Rita,
      That's a great substitute, I bet if I don't tell hubby, he'll never know.
      :) Natasha


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