Savor the Essence of Italy: Baked Mostaccioli Perfection

Welcome to a culinary journey where tradition meets comfort, and taste buds are in for a treat. Today, we’re delving into the world of baked pasta, not just any pasta, but the beloved Baked Mostaccioli. This dish is a staple in Italian cuisine, renowned for its hearty flavors, gooey cheese, and rich tomato sauce. It’s not only a feast for the palate but also a spectacle for the eyes, making it a favorite in family gatherings and festive occasions.

Savory Baked Mostaccioli: A Classic Family Favorite Recipe

Every Sunday, my grandmother would gather the family for a hearty meal. Her baked mostaccioli, brimming with love and cheesy goodness, became our tradition. This recipe is a tribute to her, blending tradition with a taste that feels like home.

Time to Indulge: Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients List

  • 1 pound Mostaccioli pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar of marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Culinary Adventure: Step-by-Step Guide

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