Very yummy and easy to make.

Regan

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in pasta sauce; remove from heat.

  • In a bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and beaten egg. Stir until well combined.

  • In the prepared dish layer half the pasta, half the sauce and half the cheese mixture. Repeat. Top with remaining mozzarella.

  • Bake in preheated oven 34 to 40 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

644 calories; protein 40.1g; carbohydrates 59g; fat 27.3g; cholesterol 126.5mg; sodium 1086.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
Very good and much easier than messing with lasagna noodles. The whole family asked me to put this in the rotation. I used double the noodles and mozzarella cheese. I also used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I also added a little more sauce. I layered pasta/cheese mix/sauce/pasta/cheese mix/sauce/pasta/sauce/mozz cheese. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2008
Recipe needs a lot more flavor (oregano parsley basil cayenne pepper flakes) unless of course those ingredients are included in the sauce you use. In addition I usually add cook at least 1/2 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage (casings removed) along with my chopped beef. For easier "layering" I'd suggest using Rigatoni pasta in place of the Penne. Just a personal preference. Read More
(54)
492 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 274
  • 4 star values: 155
  • 3 star values: 53
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
Very good and much easier than messing with lasagna noodles. The whole family asked me to put this in the rotation. I used double the noodles and mozzarella cheese. I also used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I also added a little more sauce. I layered pasta/cheese mix/sauce/pasta/cheese mix/sauce/pasta/sauce/mozz cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
made this for a crowd and it was a hit! Trick is to prepare the night before and refrigerate so flavors blend. I also sprinkle each layer with garlic powder. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2007
I love this recipe. It is one of my go-to meals during the week. It has the same great taste as lasagna but you don't have to mess with the difficult lasagna noodles. I up the meat and pasta to a pound each, add a little more sauce and mozzarella and cook it in a 13X9 pan. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
This was a good recipe~ was looking for a "lasagna" recipe,but wanted to use penne pasta instead, since it is what I had on hand. These are the additions and changes that I made (only to suit our taste on experience/ not because of any possible flawsn seen in your recipe). I added 2 tablespoons of the zesty dry italian seasoning to the meat, as well as fresh sliced mushrooms, while it browned.... and then fresh sliced zucchini. I mixed some of the pasta sauce with the noodles (3/4 lb) of penne, laid it at bottom of baking pan. I then spread the ricotta mixture on top of that, put remaining meat sauce as next layer, and lastly the mozzarella with a few shakes of parmesean . Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2007
Very easy and good I would recommend covering with foil before putting in oven so your noddles don't end up crunchy I also used 1 pound of ground beef I felt like it needed more sauce though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2007
Really good and easy. I added about 1/3 c. chopped onion and a clove of minced garlic with the ground beef for extra flavor. Also covered with foil before baking as others suggested to keep moisture in. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2008
Recipe needs a lot more flavor (oregano parsley basil cayenne pepper flakes) unless of course those ingredients are included in the sauce you use. In addition I usually add cook at least 1/2 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage (casings removed) along with my chopped beef. For easier "layering" I'd suggest using Rigatoni pasta in place of the Penne. Just a personal preference. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
Delicious! This is a new family favorite!! I do not have a 2.5 qt (approx 11x7) baking dish so I increased the amount of penne to 1 lb and ground beef to 1 lb to make it fit into a 13x9 pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
With a little 'tweeking' this would rate 5 stars. I used 8 oz pasta. A full pound of hamburg and 1 and 1/2 jars of Paul Newmans Sockarooni. Also for the topping mixed the remaining mozzarella with another 1/4 cup parmesan. A real 'keeper' this way. It got rave reviews! Read More
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