Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dad's Homemade Mostaccioli

Hello all! B here. I wanted to share one of my Dad's recipes with you today. This mostaccioli is so good that your man will do ANYTHING to get you to make it for him again! ha Trust me, I know from experience.

You will need:

Shredded pizza cheese

Grated Parmesan/Romano cheese (the kind that you shake and sprinkle on)

Ragu: 1 jar Mama’s Garden Sauce (the title is something close to that)

Penne Noodles (only ¾ of a box)

Italian Seasoning (Dad says he uses a lot, this is where you need to add to taste)

1 Tbsp sugar: the secret ingredient

1 ¼ lb hamburger meat: cooked/drained

Sliced pepperoni (as much as you want to add. Dad just added a little b/c it was his first time using pep and it was GOOD. It added another great layer of flavor)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Brown/drain your meat.

In a big skillet over med heat, mix all ingredients (except for your noodles and cheeses).** When emptying the Ragu jar, put about 1-2 inches worth of water in the bottom, swirl around to get the excess sauce and pour into the skillet.**

Let simmer, this is now your meat sauce

Off to the side, cook/drain your noodles (3/4 package)

In baking dish, starting from the bottom:

Layer of noodles

Thin layer of meat sauce

Layer of shredded cheese

Rest of noodles

Rest of meat sauce

Layer of Romano/Parmesan grated cheese

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes

Then, top layer of shredded cheese (quite a bit) and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the top is browned a little (see photo below)
Let me know if you make this!
HAPPY CREATING (cooking)! :D


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YUM! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Oh, I will definitely try that...looks yummy!

  3. oooh! A recipe....I am SO going to try this! My husband gets home from Iraq in less than 2 weeks and he was wondering if I would have learned to cook by then. LOL This looks easy enough to make for him. Thanks!

  4. It looks and sounds delicious! I'm gonna have to try it!!