I really am enjoying the whole idea of recipes that can be made in one pot. It makes clean up a lot easier. Today’s recipe is a tasty pasta dish all made in one pot. I absolutely love this one pot penne pasta.
Some of my family didn’t appreciate the creaminess of the ricotta that get mixed in. So next time I will probably just leave that out, but I loved the creaminess. I mean pasta and cheese is sure to please!
I am a Canbassador for Cans Get You Cooking and love to keep a well stock “cantry” to keep like simple and make delicious recipes like this one. Canned foods help reduce the amount of food we waste. According to recent studies, most Americans throw away spoiled fruits and vegetables two times a week on average. This wastes approximately 15-20% of fresh fruits and veggies each year.
Canned food portion sizes are suited to both individuals and families and most recipes are designed around these sizes. Just like the recipe today. So use canned fruits and veggies to get you cooking in the kitchen.
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 4 cups water
- 1 (14.5 oz) pkg Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne Pasta
- 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- In a large oven proof skillet or pot, heat oil oven medium heat. Add the beef and sausage to the skillet and brown until fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil and water to the skillet. Stir until well combined.
- Add the pasta to the skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat slightly to a good simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
- Add the ricotta and parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Top with mozzarella and place in the oven under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly. If you didn’t use and oven safe pot or skillet, just cover until the cheese in melted. Seves 6.
Recipe adapted from From Calculus to Cupcakes.