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Baked Penne with Beef, Mushroom and Roasted Pepper Sauce

Family-friendly comfort food Skill Level: Beginner

10 min Prep
60 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 475
Protein 30.6g
Total Carbohydrates 79.4g
Dietary Fiber 21.6g
Net Carbohydrates 57.8g
Sugar 9.4g
Total Fat 10.5g
Saturated Fat 3.6g
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 49.5mg
Sodium 993.3mg
SmartPoints® 11.0


  • 2 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cups whole-wheat pasta, e.g. penne
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ┬║F. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook penne pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add beef, onions and mushroom; cook, stirring often, until liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat, if necessary.
  5. Add salt, garlic, red pepper flakes, roasted peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and basil; stir to mix and coat.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes so flavors blend.
  7. Stir in cooked and drained penne, half the mozzarella and half the Parmesan.
  8. Spoon penne mixture into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  9. Bake until heated through and cheese is bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing