I LOVE pasta! C isn’t as enthusiastic as I am about it, so I usually fix it for my family. I was off from work on Thursday and, unusually, did not have a thousand things to do, so I made lunch for them.
This recipe is one of my favorites. It is easy and delicious comfort food. You can adjust any of the ingredients you like because I rarely measure anything when I make this!
16 oz. box of rotini pasta (I also use spaghetti and angel hair.)
26 oz. jar tomato basil pasta sauce (use any kind you like)
1 lb. ground beef
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Fill your largest pot with water and bring to a boil. Dump in pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Brown the ground beef and drain off the fat.
Preheat the oven to 375 while these are cooking. Spray a 13×9” baking dish with non-stick spray. Drain the pasta and put back into the pot. I do this so I don’t mess up another bowl.
Add the cooked beef, sauce and 1 1/2 cups of cheese and stir to combine.
You can warm this and eat it just like it is, but I like it baked. Pour the entire amount into the sprayed baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the whole thing is hot. Yummy!