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Italian Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

Italian Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 553 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1,064 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Reviews for Italian Mostaccioli Bake

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

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

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!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

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

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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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