Baked Penne Pasta
Serves 6 Active Time 20 min. Total Time 30 min.
1 pound penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, sliced
1 pound ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
3 cups tomato sauce
1 cup cream or milk
1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cook penne according to package instructions until al dente. Drain in colander and place in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large pot. Add onion, garlic, ground beef, and pork. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and fully cooked (about 7 to 10 minutes).
Add the cooked beef, tomato sauce, cream, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and oregano to pasta and mix together.
Pour pasta mixture into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs over top.
Bake in oven until bubbling and crusty on top, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.