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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chicago Style Mostacolli

When we lived in Chicago, we ate this often.  Either I would make it at home, or pick up take out.  A very simple, very flavorful pasta!

1 box Mostacolli, cooked al dente per package instructions
1# ground chuck
3 sweet or hot Italian sausage, removed from casing
1 large jar Prego with mushrooms
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 TBS olive oil
½ C red wine
1/2  C water
½ C shredded parmesan cheese
½ C shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown meats in olive oil; add garlic, Prego, tomato sauce, bay leaves, wine and water.  Simmer about 1 hour.  Cook pasta using instructions on package for al dente.  Drain pasta; mix with meat sauce and cheeses.  Put in baking dish and sprinkle with both kinds of cheese.  Bake at 350* until bubbly.  


  1. YUM! This is Rich's kind of meal!! I'll be making this soon for him.

  2. Kitty...Bobby loves it...and it is so easy and quick!