No Boil Baked Penne

No Boil Baked Penne Recipe – penne pasta, cheese and meat sauce baked in the oven – no need to precook the pasta – it bakes in the pan with everything else!

No Boil Baked Penne - penne pasta, cheese and meat sauce baked in the oven - no need to precook the pasta - it bakes in the pan with everything else!

I call this a “no excuses meal”. There are no excuses to not eat at home with this recipe.  It takes longer for the oven to preheat than it does to make this dish.  If you want to make this even easier – mix it up the night before and just pop it in the oven while it is preheating!  You can’t ask for an easier home cooked meal.  The best part about this pasta dish – it tastes really good!

We had this for dinner on Monday night, and I had it again for lunch and dinner yesterday.  It tasted just as good reheated.   This is a very versatile recipe.  Feel free to change up the sauce and meats; add some vegetables like peppers and mushrooms.  We loved this, and it is perfect for a busy weeknight.

No Boil Baked Penne - penne pasta, cheese and meat sauce baked in the oven - no need to precook the pasta - it bakes in the pan with everything else!
No Boil Baked Penne - penne pasta, cheese and meat sauce baked in the oven - no need to precook the pasta - it bakes in the pan with everything else!

Yield: serves 6 to 8

No-Boil Baked Penne

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 5 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 jar pasta sauce (26-oz)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 (15-oz) container ricotta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 8-oz uncooked penne

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.  Lightly grease 9×13 pan; set aside.
  2. Combine sauce, water, ricotta 1 cup of mozzarella, sausage, parmesan and penne.  
  3. Pour into 9×13 pan and cover with foil. 
  4.  Bake for 55 minutes.  Remove foil and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until bubbly.

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Comments

  1. I have frozen homemade sauce with meat already in it, how much of that would you suggest? I'm thinking more than 26 oz?

    1. Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic is my favorite. Another favorite is La Famiglia DelGrosso – this sauce is everywhere.

  2. I made this a few weeks ago and it was delightful. I was suspicious at first because you don't cook the pasta, But I loved it. So did my dad and he's super super picky. We changed the sausage to ground meat. It was so good! I can't wait to make it again! 😀

  3. I have made this numerous times and it is always a hit!! It so nice to not cook the noodles before hand!! Thank you!! Love your blog!

  4. Michelle – If you are making it in two pans I would leave the cooking time the same. If you are going to put it in one huge pan, I would do it 1.5 times as long

  5. Steph, tried this last night and couldn't believe how easy it was to make. I was going to make it the night before for my great nieces visiting from North Carolina but it was 103 degrees here and the house just wouldn't cool down so we ordered pizza. My husband and I loved this and the noodles come out el'dante just how I like them and the sauce was delcious. I just love your site and thanks again for the camera information, I have purchased a new camera and posted some new pictures on my site, check them out http://www.smalltownkitchen.com

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