Penne Casserole Recipe

Penne Casserole Recipe
Penne Casserole Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Category: Vegetables

Cuisine: American

Penne Casserole Recipe

Add more vegetables if you like. In the past we have diced zucchini or added spinach. Just add the carbohydrate exchanges if you use them. The results will disappear before your eyes. We serve this with a salad which we make with greens and grapes. It just sings.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, diced
  • 10 ounces ground sirloin
  • 1 28-ounce can low-salt crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick sauté pan. Add the shallot, garlic, pepper and mushrooms, and sauté until they begin to soften. Include the hamburger and separate as you cook until the meat is carmelized. Add the tomatoes and basil. Simmer while the pasta cooks.
  3. Cook the penne pasta as per package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Toss with the beef sauce.
  4. Spot one portion of the pasta in the base of a casserole. Top with 1/2 of the parmesan. Top with remaining pasta. Sprinkle with mozzarella and the remaining Parmesan.
  5. Bake for around 20 minutes or until the cheddar tans and the casserole bubbles.


Diabetic exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 very lean meat/protein, 1 vegetable), 1 fat, 3 carbohydrate (2 bread/starch

Nutrition Facts

Penne Casserole Recipe

Serves 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 10.8%
Saturated Fat 3.0 15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 35 11.7%
Sodium 490 20.4%
Total Carbohydrate 38 12.7%
Dietary Fiber 3 12%
Protein 22
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.