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Penne Pasta Casserole

Yield 6 servings (1 1/4 cups each)

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dry penne pasta, uncooked (12 oz = 3 cups)
  • 1 pound ground sirloin beef or ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 large = about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 cups = 12 oz)

How to Make It

  1. Hands On: 20 minutes
    Total: 45 minutes

    Preheat oven to 350F. Cook pasta according to package directions.

    Brown meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato paste and water; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

    Spray 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add tomato mi- x ture and 2 cups of the cheese; toss to coat. Spoon into prepared dish; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 cup cheese.

    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until casserole is heated through and cheese is melted.