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Baked Penne Pasta is one of the easiest weeknight dinner ideas available. In fact, it can be made ahead, frozen, and cooked in the oven later.
For this meal, you will need:
- One box of penne pasta
- One jar of spaghetti sauce
- Ground beef or ground turkey (optional)
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
If using ground beef or ground turkey, cook it in a skillet. Drain off any fat and rinse the meat with cold water.
Combine the cooked pasta, jar of spaghetti sauce, cooked meat, and shredded mozzarella cheese together in a large bowl. Mix well. Press the mixture into the glass baking dish. Top with additional cheese and bake until the top layer of cheese is bubbly.