Your whole family is going to LOVE this epic ONE Skillet Cheesy Penne (with meat sauce) and you are going to love how easy it is!
This Cheesy Penne is life changing – or at least culinary changing. The pasta cooks right in the homemade ragu so the pasta soaks up tons of flavor then is loaded with cheeeeeeeese for an easy, comforting, any-night-of-the-week dinner. Serve this penne pasta alongside New York Bakery® Bake & Break™ Garlic Bread, a virtually crumbless bread, for a delectable dinner with little cleanup but TONS of taste!
This One Skillet Cheesy Penne Post is sponsored by New York Bakery® Bake and Bread™. All opinions are 100% my own.
There is nothing quite as universally comforting to devour as a cheesy, hearty pasta from my Classic Lasagna and One Pot Lasagna Soup to my Million Dollar Baked Penne, Million Dollar Mac and Cheese Casserole, One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti and Meatballs to my Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – I could go on and on and on. And there is nothing quite as universally appealing to a cook as easy cleanup. Enter your new best friends, One Skillet Cheesy Penne and New York Bakery® Bake & Break™ Garlic Bread.
First, let’s start with the pasta. I could pasta for days from my Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta to my Italian Chicken Orzo Pasta to my Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese and Tortellini Al Forno. And in fact, I did eat this penne pasta for days – and loved every cheesy, meaty, saucy bite of it. Not only is it cheesy, but its creamy, seasoned to perfection and is going to have you craving its comfortliciousness endlessly.
While pasta is already a relatively quick and easy dinner, we are able to eliminate two extra pots and infuse the pasta with tons of flavor by simmering everything right in the same skillet.
First, brown your beef with onions and carrots then stir in your bell pepper and garlic.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, and your Italian seasonings and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After 10 minutes and your ragu flavors have melded, stir in the water and pasta…
And simmer an additional 12-ish minutes or until your pasta is al dente and has soaked up the seasoned water.
Stir in the cream, Parmesan, and cheddar – mmmmmmm……
Top with mozzarella and broil just until the cheese is melted and golden.
And you have ooey, gooey, saucy One Skilley Cheesy Penne all under 30 minutes and all in one dish!
Another bonus of this One Skillet Cheesy Penne is that it makes wonderful leftovers – I think the flavors are even better the next day as I could not stop craving it, eating it, loving every bite of it.
To go along with our One Skillet Cheesy Penne, we need an equally delicious, equally easy prep, easy clean up bread. We need New York Bakery® Bake & Break™ Garlic Bread! This bread celebrates a break from cleaning up crumbs with its pull apart Bake and Break Garlic Loaves. These loafs are not only soft and bursting with bold flavors but they pull apart easily, with no cutting, leaving your table mess free!
To demonstrate this bread’s awesomeness, I was able to participate in the Bake and Break Challenge from the New York Bakery® . First, I sliced a traditional baguette (NOT Bake and Break). You can see all the mess created with just a couple slices!
Then, I baked my delicious New York Bakery® Bake & Break™ Garlic Bread, and broke it apart with my bare hands. Bake & Break™ left no crumbs! So not only do you get buttery, garlicky, soft bread to enjoy with your One Skillet Cheesy Penne, you get no hassle clean up – or really no clean up at all.
So the next time you need an easy prep, easy cleanup but absolutely rave worthy meal (which is all the time right?), try this One Skillet Cheesy Penne with New York Bakery® Bake & Break™ Garlic Bread! And sit back, relax, and let someone else wash the one skillet.
Looking for more easy Italian pasta recipes?
- Million Dollar Baked Penne
- Baked Italian Meatballs (and Spaghetti)
- Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
- Parmesan Meatballs and Orzo
- Chicken Parmesan
- Shrimp Fettuccine
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