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No Boiling Three Cheese Beefy Baked Penne Recipe

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Baked Ziti is a perennial favorite dish, a true comfort food, and people everywhere love it. I don’t often make it because it seems like a lot of work, so many steps, but when I came across a recipe for Ragú® No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti, it seemed so easy (no boiling?) and delicious (love anything with cheese). I knew it would become part of my kitchen cooking arsenal, ready to knock out hunger when my three men sit at the dinner table asking “What’s for dinner?”

I created my own spin on the Ragú® Top Dish Recipe No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti (yes, that does sound good!) with what I had in my pantry, because us parents appreciate easy, and Ragú® is helping us put delicious meals on the table without any extra work. Their recipes are designed to not have a zillion ingredients of steps, and to be easily substituted with other ingredients you have in your pantry already.

I used penne rigate for my pasta, and a shredded three cheese mix we know we love and always keep in stock. You can check out Ragú® recipes here to help with your meal planning each week.

And now, for my version of their easy and scrumptious No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti:

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No Boiling Three Cheese Beefy Baked Penne

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1 lb. lean ground beef
1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
2 cups water
12 ounces uncooked pasta (cut tube pasta of choice)
1 cup shredded three cheese combo (cheddar, monterey jack, and mozzarella cheese)
salt and pepper to taste

three cheese beefy baked penne directions

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1.Preheat oven to 400° F. Meanwhile, brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Combine Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and water in a bowl and stir in browned ground beef, uncooked penne, and seasonings. Pour penne mix into a medium sized baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400º F for an hour.
3. Remove from oven, remove foil, and sprinkle with three cheese mix. Bake uncovered for an additional five minutes, then remove from heat and let stand at least ten minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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And if you have little cooks, let them join in on the stirring, mixing, and eating…it’s a #Saucesome family time! Ragú® is celebrating the magic of everyday meal time, and our favorite, Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce has the authentic Italian taste families love. Visit www.RaguSweeps.com for a chance to win a variety of #Saucesome prizes.

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Ragú® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

  • Ira

    I love this recipe!

  • Melissa Pezza

    That looks delicious! I absolutely love that I don’t have to boil the noodles.

  • Staci

    This is so perfect for me. This is just the thing for dinner on those days when I’m super busy.

  • Lindsey

    Beautiful photos!! You’re making me crave sone Italian foods now!!!

  • Sabrina

    A good baked pasta dish can be a great meal for the whole family! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mandi

    Oh this sounds good! I was just texting my hubby asking him what he was thinking for dinner, and I think we might have everything to make this!

  • Christie

    I love any kind of pasta dish! My family would definitely enjoy this for dinner!

  • Jeanine

    Yum. Looks like a delicious and hearty meal. We love pasta dishes so I would love to try this for my family. Looks really great!

  • Beth

    That looks so yummy. Would be a nice change to make that for dinner.

  • Kiwi

    These look delish hand a great dinner dish! Yum looks easy and awesome for a dinner meal!

  • Chrystal

    I have yet to make a no-boil pasta dish. This time of year it is hard for me to turn my oven on. We live in an old farm house with no central air. Ugh. No fun.

  • Marina John

    Oh my, this looks amazing. I think I know what’s for dinner tonight!

  • Cinny

    That looks absolutely delicious! i’m going have to pick up the ingredients.

  • Amanda

    Yummy! This looks so fantastic! Pinning this for dinner this weekend!