Sunday, May 31, 2009
Easy Baked Penne
...or what I did with the rest of the orange puree.
The orange puree has nothing at all to do with oranges :o) It is a mix of sweet potato and carrot that I posted about on my last post. I used 3/4 cup in a batch of cheese muffins. I used the rest in this baked penne. For whatever reason my oldest who is 4 has decided that penne is his favorite pasta. It was per his request that this came about.
1 box of penne, cooked and drained as per box directions
1 lb lean ground beef
1-2 cloves pressed garlic
1 jar of your favorite red pasta sauce (I used the PC brand spinach and cheese)
1 cup orange puree (mix of pureed sweet potato and carrot)
1 cup cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and swiss)
Preheat oven to 350*. In a large pan saute the beef with the onion and garlic until the beef is cooked through. Add the jar of sauce and the orange puree - mix well.
Put penne in a lasagne pan. Add sauce and mix well. Grate cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.