Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quck and Delicous Baked Mostaccioli

It seems like every week we are making the same old foods and get into a rut when we want something different but can’t think of new things to make.  Well sometimes all it takes is a new twist on an old favorite or taking a regular every week recipe and spice it up. One of my family’s favorites is spaghetti and as delicious as that is sometimes I just get sick of eating it because it is always the same thing.  So tonight I thought that I would turn our normal blah spaghetti dinner and go in a different direction. The best part about his recipe is that you can make it up the night before and then when you get home from work you throw it in the oven and have a delicious and filling meal.  

Penne Pasta 1 box
1lb of ground beef
1 clove of garlic
1 ½ jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper
Onion powder

Night before you serve this meal-
In a large skillet heat up a little olive oil and add garlic. Brown your hamburger while you are also boiling your water for your noodles. After browning your hamburger you’re going to place it in the uncooked spaghetti sauce.  To the sauce add a little salt, pepper, basil and onion powder and set aside till your noodles are done. Now take your casserole dish and begin to put together your dish. Begin with a layer of your meat sauce then a layer of cheese and another layer of noodles doing this until your dish is full and ingredients are gone.  Cover and place in the fridge until ready cook.

Day of-
Preheat your oven to 350 and place the dish uncovered in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cheese on top is golden and serve.

That’s right it is that simple I also recommend buying your favorite garlic bread and throw that in the oven when you have about ten minutes left and serving it alongside your meal for the perfect American take on Italian dinner.

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