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Baked Rotini

Yield Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 8 ounces rotini, cooked
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

How to Make It

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and return to skillet.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Stir in rotini and cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.