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Baked Penne

Course Main Course, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped 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 using 4 ounces softened cream cheese mixed with 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 3 cups cooked Penne pasta


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the onion and ground beef until beef is no longer pink. Drain any grease. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, 3/4 of the cooking creme and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook and stir mixture until cheese is melted; about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked penne noodles to combine. Carefully pour mixture into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish. Dot the rest of the cooking creme evenly over the top of the pasta, and then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella 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!