Easy Italian Pasta Bake

40 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

This best-loved pasta bake is a great way to incorporate whole grains into your family's diet.

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Add pasta, sauce and Parmesan; mix well.
  • Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish; top with mozzarella.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.


Substitute 250 g (2/3 of 375-g pkg.) broken whole wheat spaghetti for the penne pasta.


Prepare using Italian sausage.

Special Extra

Brown meat with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and 3 minced garlic cloves.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

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Nutrition Bonus

Up your calcium intake with a serving of this quick-and-easy recipe. The mozzarella provides a good source of calcium per serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 560
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 970mg
Carbohydrate 62g
Dietary fibre 10g
Sugars 17g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • dalejrfan2001 |

    I make this recipe all the time, my family loves it!! I use a cup of grated cheese and divide it, mixing half of it in with the pasta, meat and sauce, and use the other half on top. I have even added cottage cheese to it which makes it taste a lot like lasagna. Yummy!!

  • shelleyannlee |

    I'm making it right now again we love it! I add some green onions to the meat and I top it with monteray jack cheese then a little of the habanero heat

  • lel_21 |

    Like the other reviews I did add some extras like chopped onion, peppers, and carrots. I also used some Kraft Onion BBQ sauce and tomato soup to make more sauce. I sprinkled some italian seasoning and oregano. My husband loved it!