What Is an Easy Mostaccioli Recipe?

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Make an easy mostaccioli recipe by combining cooked mostaccioli pasta and ground beef with spaghetti sauce, cheddar cheese soup and seasoning, and topping it with mozzarella cheese. Bake the pasta until the cheese melts.

To make an easy mostaccioli dish, cook the mostaccioli pasta in a pot while cooking 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef, 1 1/4 cups of chopped green pepper and 1 cup of chopped onion in a skillet. Drain the grease from the beef before stirring in 1 26-ounce jar of spaghetti sauce and 1 can of condensed cheddar cheese soup. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix the pasta with 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, and add it to the beef mixture. Pour everything into a baking dish, and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for five to 10 minutes.

Another easy recipe doesn't require any baking. Cook 1 pound of ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped green bell pepper and 1 minced garlic clove in a skillet, stirring the beef. Once the meat is browned, drain off the grease, and add 3 cups of tomato juice, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 2 cups of uncooked mostaccioli pasta. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 10 minutes.