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Mom's Mostaccioli

 Mom's Mostaccioli
This traditional dish has been a stand-by in my kitchen since the 1960's. My daughter and son have even added it to their own recipe collections. You can also sprinkle this casserole with shredded Parmesan cheese.—Gayle Clark, Neptune Beach, Florida
4-6 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces mostaccioli, cooked and drained
  • 8 ounces sliced process cheese (Velveeta)

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste,
  • water, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes;
  • discard bay leaf. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish, layer
  • half of the mostaccioli, meat sauce and cheese; repeat layers. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Let
  • stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 371 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.