Tonight I made a recipe from a cook book that belongs to my girlfriend. Changed it a little to use items that I had in my kitchen cupboard and refrigerator.
Kickin It Up Penne Casserole ... warming up our kitchen and our tummys
8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
3/4 of a pound of lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of red pepper
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain
Spray large non stick skillet with cooking spray. Add ground beef and onion. Cook 5 minutes or until meat no longer pink, stirring often. Drain grease. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add pepper and red pepper. Cook 2 minutes.
In 2 1/2 quart casserole combine the pasta and meat mixture. Sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through with cover on.
Served with a veggie and bread... Warm and comfy dinner easy to make and tasty to eat.
In this cook book it is called Chili Wagon Wheel Casserole
Calling for wagon wheel pasta ( did not have in house)
green pepper ( I am not a green pepper person)
stewed tomatoes ( I had diced tomatoes with garlic and onion)
1/4 tsp of all spice ( not in the house .. I used red pepper which really kicked it up)
calls for 1 pound of hamburger .. I used 3/4 of a pound cutting back on the meat.
Turned out real good. We have enough for a lunch today and will be on the menu again.
I am linking this recipe up to
Ultimate Recipe Swap if you like cake check out the recipes .. hubby does not eat sweets other than apple pie.
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