Family-Friendly Pasta Dishes

Family-Friendly Pasta Dishes

Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a cozy family gathering, our Family-Friendly Pasta Dishes will surely satisfy everyone’s taste buds. These delectable recipes are not only easy to prepare but also packed with flavors that kids and adults alike will adore.


  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add chopped onions and garlic to the skillet and sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. In a large baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, followed by half of the meat sauce and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat the layers.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  8. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious Family-Friendly Pasta Dish!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Family-Friendly Pasta Dish is a crowd-pleaser that’s quick to make and bursting with Italian flavors. It’s perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any occasion when you crave a comforting meal.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 450, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 28g.

Whether you’re serving it up for a family weeknight dinner or a special gathering, our Family-Friendly Pasta Dishes are sure to become a household favorite. The combination of savory ground beef, aromatic herbs, and gooey cheese makes this dish an irresistible classic. Make it today and watch as everyone asks for seconds!

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