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Baked Mostaccioli

I came across this mostaccioli several years ago, and it has been a hit with my family ever since. It's ideal to take to our church potlucks, because it serves a large group.—Darlene Carlson, Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked mostaccioli
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 °. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  • Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, mushrooms, water, salt, sugar, basil, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Discard bay leaf. Stir in mostaccioli. Spoon half into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; layer with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 271 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • everydaymomsmeals
    Apr 7, 2015

    A classic pasta supper my family devours every time! So easy and such flavor makes it a great one for holidays too!

  • rganderson22
    Nov 2, 2014

    This was a hit! I also used a half pound of italian sausage and highly recommend the addition. I used a 16 oz sauce instead of 8 oz. It was not dry at all

  • dschultz01
    Aug 17, 2014

    Excellent recipe! I doubled this for a potluck, and it came out great!

  • BakesGlutenFree
    May 19, 2014

    Made the recipe using Quinoa with onion and garlic in beef broth in place of ground meat b/c being pregnant, ground meat makes me vomit. Smells delicious! Can't wait! Also added diced zucchini and yellow squash to give it more body.

  • tohild
    Dec 6, 2013

    Great recipe, I would recommend using a half pound of spicy Italian sausage as well.

  • pattyfurtado
    Aug 7, 2013

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  • Policewife
    May 19, 2013

    I made this in the morning for a party & then reheated & served in my slow cooker in the evening. All of my guests loved this dish. Everyone thought this was catered with the rest of the food. People were raving about it & wanted to take some home. I do suggest making a double batch if you'll be serving it for a party. Very very good.

  • christycincy
    Feb 12, 2013

    Yum-o! Very good and easy. Followed the recipe as is. The leftovers were very good also!

  • franniek218
    Feb 11, 2013

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  • bkdill
    Jan 24, 2013

    Just made it and I like it very much. I used Monterey Jack Cheese and Moz. cheese because that is what I had on hand. Turned out very good. My husband will like it too!