Penne Beef Bake

Penne Beef Bake

Penne Beef Bake


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I had ground beef and veggies on hand so I came up with this pizza-flavored casserole.  I never expected my family to love it so much.  It’s a good way to sneak in some extra veggies for the kids.  This recipe is Diabetic Friendly!

         Jennifer Wise                                                                    Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania


Penne Beef Bake Recipe

Penne Beef Bake

I package (12 oz.) whole wheat penne pasta

1 lb. lean ground beef (90% lean)

2 medium zucchini, finely chopped

1 large green pepper, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 jar (24 oz.) meatless spaghetti sauce

1 ½ cups reduced-fat Alfredo sauce

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

¼ tsp. garlic powder

Cook penne according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the beef, zucchini, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.  Stir in the spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, ½ cup mozzarella cheese and garlic powder.  Drain penne; stir into meat mixture.

Transfer to a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Cover and bake at 375 F. for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.         8 serving


(Recipe for Penne Beef Bake was on, 2014)


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