Baked Rotini

  • Servings: 8
  • Prep: 20
  • Cook Time: 50

Baked rotini corkscrew pasta tossed with zesty tomato sauce, meat, and melted cheese, it's the perfect comfort food for any occasion.

INGREDIENTS:

16 ozSan Giorgio® Rotini
1 lbground beef
1 eachonion, chopped
1 eachgreen bell pepper, chopped
1 eachgarlic clove, minced
28 ozdiced tomatoes, undrained
6 oztomato paste
4 ozsliced mushrooms, undrained
1 tspsalt
1/2 tspfresh basil leaves
1/2 tsporegano leaves, crushed
1/4 tspgarlic powder
1/4 tspcrushed red pepper flakes
2 cupsreduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In medium skillet, combine ground beef, onion and green pepper. Cook until beef is brown and green pepper is tender; drain. Stir in next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Combine cooked pasta and meat sauce; mix well.
  4. Layer 1/2 the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish; top with 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat layers with remaining mixture and cheese.
  5. Bake in 350┬║F oven until hot, 20 to 30 minutes.