Go Back
+ servings
0 from 0 votes
Baked Mostaccioli
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Cheesy baked mostaccioli --- or baked penne, baked ziti, etc --- is super easy comfort food with an Italian touch.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked mostaccioli
Servings: 6 people
  • 300 gr Italian sweet sausage (or ground beef)
  • 250 gr mostaccioli pasta (penne or ziti)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • ½ cup bechamel sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF)
  2. Cook the mostaccioli pasta according to the package instructions.
  3. Cut the onion and bell pepper into tiny cubes. Toss them into a pan along with the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the meat (sausage or ground beef), and the marinara sauce. Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat until the meat is completely cooked. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. You will get a thick meaty sauce.
  5. In a casserole pan add half of the bechamel sauce, spread well. Cover with half of the meat sauce. Layer with the cooked pasta. Then, the rest of the bechamel and the meat sauce.
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Take the casserole to the oven for 10 minutes in broil mode or until the cheese is golden and crispy.