Cacciatore-Style Penne

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


Cacciatore can be a time consuming dish, but with only 5 ingredients this version is a hearty winner for a quick delicious Italian dinner.



1 pound dried penne pasta

8 ounces lean ground beef or bulk Italian sausage

¾ cup chopped green sweet pepper

114 ounce jar pasta sauce

1–  4½  ounce can (drained weight) sliced mushrooms drained


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and return to hot pan, cover keep warm.

2. In large skillet cook ground beef and sweet pepper over medium-high heat until meat is brown and pepper is tender, drain off fat.

3. Stir in pasta sauce and mushrooms, heat through.

4. In large serving bowl toss meat mixture with hot cooked pasta.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Sauteeing
  • Cuisine: American

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