Monday, March 7, 2011

Make n Take Italian Bake

Make n Take Italian Bake
Recipe by Kitchen Groovy

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1/2 small white onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
2 jars favorite spaghetti sauce
1 pkg. (6oz) pepperoni slices - quartered (I use turkey)
1 (16oz) pkg penne rigate (I like to use Mini Penne)
1 pkg. Italian shredded cheese blend
1/4 C snipped fresh parsley

In a large skillet, brown ground beef, onion and garlic; drain.  Season with herbs and salt.  Stir in spaghetti sauce and pepperoni; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.  Prepare penne according to package directions; drain.  Arrange pasta in 9x13" glass baking dish.  Pour meat sauce evenly over pasta, stirring evenly to coat pasta. Top with cheese.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven - 20 to 30 minutes, until heated though.