Hearty Beef & Pasta Bake Recipe

Serves 4 – 5

1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 glove garlic, finely chopped
Handful of mushrooms, sliced
1 (24 oz) jar of good quality spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup Parmesan, grated
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 lb Penne pasta

Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and sauté onion and garlic until tender. Add the meat and brown. Drain the excess fat. Then add cooked pasta, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and half the Parmesan cheese. Mix well and spoon into a ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until hot.

Serve immediately with a tossed salad.

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