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Easy Baked Pasta with Ground Beef

Easy Baked Pasta with Ground Beef; a perfect easy solution for a weeknight meal
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Easy Meals, Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia Ribas

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

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile in a separate pan, heat the oil and brown the meat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the ground beef to the pasta dish and give it a little mix. Than add about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Next pour the entire jar of sauce over the beef and pasta and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Cover and bake for about 8 minutes, until the cheese has melted. The sauce should be bubbling heated through.
  • Remove from oven, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.