Gabrielle’s Easy-Bake Pasta

Ooey, gooey, cheesy, beefy deliciousness. This savory Italian dish will be a family favorite after the first bite! Try Painted Hills easy bake pasta recipe – you won’t regret it. With a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground pork, this dinner is a great source of protein for you and your family! As a filling dinner option, it also provides nutritional value and great flavor.

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef have been ranching in Central Oregon, specifically Wheeler County, in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills, for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, our methods of ranching the way nature intended have not. Pasture raising our cattle without the use of added hormones and never given antibiotics. It means taking the time, care, and effort to do things right. It means raising a beef product for you that’s as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Thank you for trusting us to feed you, your friends, and your family. We’d love to see the finished product! We hope you loved this easy bake pasta recipe and can’t wait to see it on social media.

Recipe Level

Very Easy

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes




5 People


  • 1LbsPainted Hills Natural Beef Ground Beef
  • 1LbsGround Italian Sausage
  • 24 1/2OzPasta Sauce
  • 1Unit(s)Fresh Basil Leaves or to taste (Chopped)
  • 12OzBox of Penne Pasta
  • 2Tbsp.Italian Garlic Seasoning or to taste
  • 16OzShredded or sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 5OzFresh Spinach


  1. 270060174_1297149917435425_8196592846256929592_n Brown Beef and Italian Sausage and drain fat
  2. 269898410_3146546145670196_5597148254639453094_n Add chopped basil leaves to taste
  3. Add Pasta Sauce to meat, stir and let simmer until thickened
  4. 269786624_4628996537196009_1849534188405689595_n Cook and Drain pasta
  5. 270109847_348953646625513_2208331378236392649_n Layer in a roasting pan. Sauce, Pasta, Sprinkle of Italian Garlic Seasoning, layer of sliced or shredded mozzarella, layer of spinach, sauce, pasta, seasoning, sauce, cheese.
  6. 270192532_639151853820799_2147965553192623972_n Bake at 350° for 40 minutes, put a loaf of bread in the last 10 minutes.

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Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

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