One night last week I came home from work, very tired and needed something super quick for dinner. This dish saved me that night and the best thing is the family LOVED it. Even my picky eater had seconds. It is so simple I feel a bit guilty posting the recipe, but it is a good one.
Simply Baked Pasta
1 lb. pasta ( I used penne.)
1 lb. hamburger
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic
1 cup or more sliced mushrooms
1 jar spaghetti sauce (around 26 oz.)
1 can tomato soup (10 3/4 oz.)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 can petite diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
In a skillet brown hamburger, onion and garlic. Season just a bit to taste. Add mushrooms and cook just a few minutes until they are soft. Drain.
Mix the pasta and hamburger mixture together with the spaghetti sauce, tomato soup, parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and tomatoes if desired. Pour into a 9 x13 casserole dish.
Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove cover and cook for 10 more minutes.