BEEFY BAKED PENNE

Apple Cider Sangria-1-23 Beefy Baked Penne (or ziti) is one of my favorite dishes. It’s very easy to prepare which is a plus; pasta, meat sauce and cheeses are all baked together until bubbly. Apple Cider Sangria-1-11When making the meat sauce, I add finely chopped vegetables to the sauce which makes it undetectable for the vegetable detective that lives in my house, my 3 year old. I added zucchini and carrots but peppers, spinach and even mushroom would be great also.Apple Cider Sangria-1-12 One added bonus is how well this dish freezes, whenever I go out of town I make a batch and freeze it into portion sizes. I cook according to directions and assemble it into disposable foil loaf pans; I do not bake at this point but freeze them instead. To cook, I simply defrost in the fridge overnight then toss into the oven and bake! Super easy and saves a ton of time.Apple Cider Sangria-1-5

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