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Baked Mostaccioli Recipe
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Baked Mostaccioli Recipe

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I came across this recipe several years ago, and it has been a hit with my family ever since. My children especially enjoy the unique noodles! It's ideal to take to our church potlucks, because it serves a large group.—Darlene Carlson, Jamestown, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked mostaccioli
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 271 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 593 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, mushrooms, water, salt, sugar, basil, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Discard bay leaf. Stir in mostaccioli. Spoon half into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; layer with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Baked Mostaccioli in Country Ground Beef 1993, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 271 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 593 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"This was a hit! I also used a half pound of italian sausage and highly recommend the addition. I used a 16 oz sauce instead of 8 oz. It was not dry at all"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"Excellent recipe! I doubled this for a potluck, and it came out great!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"Made the recipe using Quinoa with onion and garlic in beef broth in place of ground meat b/c being pregnant, ground meat makes me vomit. Smells delicious! Can't wait! Also added diced zucchini and yellow squash to give it more body."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Great recipe, I would recommend using a half pound of spicy Italian sausage as well."

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"I made this in the morning for a party & then reheated & served in my slow cooker in the evening. All of my guests loved this dish. Everyone thought this was catered with the rest of the food. People were raving about it & wanted to take some home. I do suggest making a double batch if you'll be serving it for a party. Very very good."

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