Easy Baked Pasta with Ground Beef
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Recipe type: Dinner, Easy Meals, Pasta
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Easy Baked Pasta with Ground Beef; a perfect easy solution for a weeknight meal
Ingredients
  • 1 pk (12oz) Barilla Pronto Penne
  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1 jar Barilla Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small broccoli head
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Italian blend)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cilantro, garnishing
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a large oven safe skillet, add the pasta and water. Make sure there is enough water in the pan to cover the pasta. Cook for about 7 minutes then add the broccoli florets. Cook for an additional 3 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile in a separate pan, heat the oil and brown the meat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the ground beef to the pasta dish and give it a little mix. Than add about ½ cup of shredded cheese.
  5. Next pour the entire jar of sauce over the beef and pasta and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  6. Cover and bake for about 8 minutes, until the cheese has melted. The sauce should be bubbling heated through.
  7. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
Recipe by Garden in the Kitchen at https://gardeninthekitchen.com/easy-baked-pasta-with-ground-beef/