Parmesan Penne Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey or beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed, divided
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- In a large skillet, cook and stir beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, 1/3 cup cheese, allspice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Gradually whisk in eggs until blended.
- Drain pasta. Add the remaining cheese and butter; toss to coat.
- Spread a third of the meat mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the pasta, a third of the meat mixture and half of the white sauce. Repeat layers.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
Reviews for Parmesan Penne
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"This recipe is a keeper! I made it according to the recipe, except I used a large onion instead of medium, and a little extra ground beef. I also used a pasta sauce with lots of herbs instead of tomato sauce. This family hates bland food and found it wasn't bland at all. We all loved it and I will definitely be making this again."
"I added Italian Seasoning, red pepper, fresh garlic, plus sugar."
"I should have looked at the reviews before making. The dish was good just lacked something... I probably will make it again but will definitely add some more spices. Thanks!"
"The dish had no flavor. A lot of work for nothing."
"My daughter & I made this with some changes. We used garlic & herb pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce. We left out the allspice. We used 4 cups dry (instead of 6 cups)Smart Taste pasta that has even more fiber & protein, making the entree even healthier. With the reduced amount of pasta, it was not too dry. Then we added a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and mozzerella cheese on the top before baking. This entree tasted a lot like a lasagne without all the work. It turned out delicious and we will definitely make this again. It will be a good dinner to take to a potluck or to a family in need."