Pasta Bake with Ground Beef

Penne Pasta Bake

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


Pure comfort food, this Penne Pasta Bake has a meaty, creamy sauce and lots and lots of cheese. It is perfect for a busy night, and is perfect for feeding a crowd.



  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (24-oz) jar marinara sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6 oz sliced Provolone
  • 4 oz shredded or sliced Mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • chopped parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the spaghetti sauce and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the sour cream. Add the drained pasta and stir to coat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour half of the pasta into the baking dish. Top with half of the Provolone and half of the Mozzarella. Pour the remaining pasta on top and top with the remaining Provolone and Mozzarella, and sprinkle the Parmesan on top.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.


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Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Calories: 492
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 940 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 29 g
  • Cholesterol: 67 mg

Keywords: baked pasta, pasta bake