Italian Mostaccioli Bake Recipe
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Italian Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

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I created this recipe when I had a group to feed and only a few ingredients on hand.— Andrea Warneke, St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) mostaccioli
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 553 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1064mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and salsa. Drain pasta; stir into meat mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (dish will be full). Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8-12 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Mostaccioli in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p150

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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chriscraig User ID: 6158306 134621
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Just made this one and everyone really liked it, will make again."

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 42083
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"This is a SUPER easy recipe to put together when pressed for time. Delicious results! My husband and daughter LOVED it!!! The 13X9 pan only lasted a day and a half! Definitely Will make again! Thank you Taste Of Home!!!"

ashleyOHiO User ID: 6057993 128639
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Nothing really wrong with it, just pretty plain. Will not be saving this recipe."

famolee User ID: 2436234 35620
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"easy to make...great to take to a friend or neighbor! Even my seven picky kids love it!"

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