easy pasta bake recipe

It's getting colder in Charlotte, and when the temperature begins to drop, there's nothing I want more than to curl up on the couch with comfort food and a good movie. I baked this dish for my roommate and I earlier this week and it was perfect for a lazy night in.
Ingredients: (makes enough to feed about 8 so split in half if cooking for less)
  • 1 lbs uncooked pasta (Rotini is my favorite, but you can use whatever you'd like)
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 26 oz jar spaghetti sauce (I recommend using a little more because it's a bit dry)
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 c mozzarella cheese shredded
Directions:
  • Boil water and cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook about 5 minutes or until brown, don't drain. Add the salt, oregano, pepper, spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and cooked pasta.
  • Transfer it all to a casserole dish, cover with mozzarella and bake for 30-40 minutes.
That's it! It's such an easy recipe and perfect to make on a weeknight. You could even prepare it ahead of time, stick it in the fridge, and bake it later. I hope y'all enjoy!
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8 comments :

Miranda said...

i'm so hungry right now! that looks delicious!!!

The Heights Life! said...

YUM!! This looks great! Miss you and hop to see you soon!!

Amber said...

That looks amazing! Must make :) Thanks for sharing!

Alyx said...

This looks super yummy!!!

Meg O. said...

Yum yum!!! I need to try this!!!

his little lady said...

Oh yum, this looks so scrumptious right after my workout :)
xo TJ

Kasey Lynne said...

I'm contemplating on making this for dinner tonight. Yum!

Faith and Love said...

This looks great!!

by the way Im your new follower! :)

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