Baked Penne


  • 1 lb. of ground beef - $3.50
  • 1 Box of Penne pasta (or whichever you want to use) - $1.00
  • 2-3 (16 oz.) cans of tomato sauce - $0.89/can
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  • Shredded Cheese $1.00


Set oven to 350 degrees F. Boil pasta according to box. While waiting for the pasta to boil, brown the ground beef. When the meat is browned, drain the grease. Once drained, mix the beef and tomato sauce. Get a baking dish (nice in depth) and put a 1/4 of the pasta in the bottom then top it with the beef and tomato sauce, then top with cheese. Continue to do this until the pasta and beef mix are gone. Bake for about 45 minutes and you'll have a few delicious meals (according to the size of your family and the portions that yall eat!)

This makes a pretty big batch so there are plenty of leftovers!

By Emily from Shreveport, LA

October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Yummy! Another Big Pot Meal recipe for my file. (I posted about Big Pot meals the other day.) Thanks for the recipe!

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Wait until your store has ground beef or sausage meat for $1.99/lb. and stock up! "Can" sales can get you the same pasta sauces (with more flavor) for $1.00/jar and 50 cents off with coupons. I got 40# of pasta for 9 cents/pound with coupons - keeps forever! Happy cooking!

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

I would have to add salt, pepper, onions, garlic, and more to make this plain dish more appealing.

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