need to fix dinner and are a bit intimidated by the task? tired of serving spaghetti or sandwiches? stick your face in some baked penne! (well, don't... it comes out steamy and melty) this recipe came from claudia, the mother of catherine, one of the wonderful women with whom i meet. every time i've made this for groups it gets gobbled-up right quick - and it's easy as pie.
1 (16 oz.) bag penne (or rigatoni)
2 (26 oz.) can marinara sauce
2 crushed garlic cloves (or 1/2 t. garlic powder)
1 c. grated parmesan
1 (8 oz.) container ricotta cheese
cook pasta according to package util al dente, drain. stir in sauce, garlic & ricotta. put in a 9x13" & sprinkle parmesan on top. bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.