Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tomato & Mozzarella Penne Bake

I was told by a good friend that I needed to try this recipe she found on Pinterest.  (you can follow us by clicking the button on the right!) 

I'm so glad she looks out for me!:)  This is an awesome throw together, quick & easy, kid friendly, inexpensive, blow-your-mind-it's-that-good-with-just-these-few-ingredients-and-hardly-any-time kind of meal!

I absolutely love this one & it will definitely be a staple in our home!

Tomato & Mozzarella Penne Bake
Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats
Budget Dinner: Total for pan: $7.50.  That's about 62 cents per serving!
1 pound ground turkey (or beef)
2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2-14 oz. cans diced Italian tomatoes (I used Hunt's basil, garlic & oregano)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound penne pasta
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook ground turkey and garlic in skillet over medium high heat until meat is no longer pink.  Drain any juices.  Add the tomatoes, and oregano, and heat through.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain & then toss with the meat sauce. 

Place half of the mixture in a greased (just spray with cooking spray) 9 x 13" baking dish.  Cover with half of the Parmesan & mozzarella cheeses.  Top with remaining pasta and then Parmesan and mozzarella. 

Bake, uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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