Baked Mostaccioli Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece: 271 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.
Reviews for Baked Mostaccioli
"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"
"Excellent recipe! I doubled this for a potluck, and it came out great!"
"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."
"Great recipe, I would recommend using a half pound of spicy Italian sausage as well."
"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."
"Yum-o! Very good and easy. Followed the recipe as is. The leftovers were very good also!"
"Just made it and I like it very much. I used Monterey Jack Cheese and Moz. cheese because that is what I had on hand. Turned out very good. My husband will like it too!"
"My family loves this recipe and I make it all the time. It is great for a crowd and I can make it up the day before and bake it the next day for dinner. I have even made a double batch and frozen some (before I baked it) for later use. I do not measure the cheese so I am sure I add more than called for."
"I've made this dish many times and there are never any leftovers."
"I would like to see reviews of the recipe as printed. "What I did to the recipe" is not helpful."
"Came out very dry."
"After I made a few alternations, this proved to be a very easy supper. I rated it 4 stars because it was good, just a lot like other casseroles. I halved the recipe and used small shell pasta instead. I skipped the diced tomatoes and added some spaghetti sauce. I also skipped the tomato paste and mushrooms and skipped the step of simmering with the bay leaf. To add more smoothness, try adding something like 2 oz. of softened cream cheese. Overall, good basic casserole."
"Everyone (incl. 2 kids - 8 & 11) devoured this one! I did skip the mushrooms though, but added fresh green pepper instead. I also added an additional cup of cheese (3 total). LOVE THIS RECIPE!"
"The recipe was good I did however tweak it a little bit for more flavor i used some of the other reviewers sugustions such as using fresh mushrooms, half italian sausage for some of the ground beef ,fresh basil and oregano. It came out really good and it reheats well. I will definately make again."
"this is wonderful.I added more garlic, worcestershire sauce,pepper flakes, oregano and red wine for some of the water as badkitty suggested in her review,just because it sounded so good.My husband said it was a keeper."
"This recipe is so good. My husband also does not like red sauce pastas but he even loved this!!!"
"My husband and I loved this. He isn't a "red sauce" lover and he REALLY enjoyed this. Because it made so much, I put some in a smaller casserole dish for the two of us and made a larger one and froze it for another day when we have company. Yes, it is that good!"
"I have made this for over a year now. My 5 year old requests it for his Birthday."
"Very delicious! Everyone loved it. I enjoyed making it especially making the sauce! Everything about this recipe is great! I would def make it again!"
"I made this for my family last night and WOW - this is a really good dish! There was plenty of flavor and was pretty easy to make. The first "wow-factor" was pulling it out of the oven - it provides a GREAT presentation. I served it with the following: salad (romaine lettuce) with oil/vinegar dressing, italian green beans, and garlic bread."
"I forgot to add that I do use half ground beef and half italian sausage."
"I have tried many versions of this and I have marked this one as my favorite. It is really delicious and pretty easy to make!"
"very easy dish to make"