Well HEY there! Didn’t think I would be posting again so quick eh? Tonight’s dinner was another new dish. We don’t eat a lot of pasta however I was drooling when I saw this dish. By looking at the photo, It reminds me much of baked ziti except this dish has a few twist and turns. Plus, I have really been wanting to use the Philadelphia Cooking Creme.
1/2 lb of ground beef or ground sausage
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
24oz Spaghetti sauce
1 tub of Philadelphia cooking creme ( Italian Cheese and Herb )
1 cup of mozzerella cheese, divided
3 cups cooked penne pasta ( 1 1/2 cups of dry pasta )
Brown your choice of meat with the chopped vegetables. Stir in spaghetti sauce, 3/4 of cooking creme, and 1/2 cup mozzerella. Stir until mozzerella is melted ( 2-3 minutes ). Add your cooked pasta. Pour mixutre into a casserole dish. Top with remaining creme and mozzerella.Cover and bake for about 20 minutes ( uncover after 15 minutes ).
Voila..You have baked penne.
okay okay . . . so this dish is not my favorite, didnt really tickle my fancy. Its another EASY recipe. Great for on the go moms when they need to prep dinner prior to cooking them. Its also good for picky eaters, just remove everything they wont eat. Anyone can become very creative with this dish ( use meatballs, chicken, all veggies ). Try it! I hope you enjoy it more than I did.