1/2poundlean ground beef(season lightly with salt and pepper)
1/4cupchopped yellow onion
1(24 ounce)jar spaghetti sauce
1(10 ounce)container of Philadelphia Italian Herb & Cheese Cooking Creme, divided
** If you can’t find the cooking creme you can substitute it by using 4 ounces softened cream cheese mixed with 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning**
1cupshredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3cupscooked Penne pasta
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook and crumble ground beef, onion and garlic together until beef is no longer pink. Drain any grease. Stir in spaghetti sauce, 3/4 of the cooking creme (OR cream cheese mixture) and 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese.
Cook and stir mixture until cheese is melted; about 5 minutes. Gently stir in the cooked penne pasta to combine.Carefully pour mixture into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish. Dot the rest of the cooking creme (or cream cheese) evenly over the pasta then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella evenly all over the top.
Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy! ♥
*My grocery store has not carried the Philadelphia cooking creme in a long time :( I love to substitute it with 4 ounces cream cheese mixed with 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. It is delicious!