Friday, March 5, 2010

baked penne

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.

baked penne
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.


  1. Abbey made this for me tonight when I got home from the 30 hour famine I did withy my youth group. It was DEEEEELISH!

  2. i would say 6-8 people, depending on appetites.