This an easy, prepare- ahead delicious, nutritious dinner …can easily accommodate any number of guests

ground beef
chopped green and red pepper, celery, fresh garlic and diced zucchini: lightly sauteed
pasta of your choice: cooked, drained
mozzarella: shredded
parmesan to taste
pasta sauce of your choice: store-bought or homecooked

Brown ground beef and onion in skillet and drain. Use a white corning dish that has a lid or any other covered casserole-type baking dish.

Place :
layer sauce on the bottom of the dish
add a small layer of pasta
top with some mozzarella to lightly coat
a small sprinkle of parmesan
add veggie layer
Repeat process :
add sauce layer
add pasta layer
cheese layer

Repeat until casserole dish is 90% full

Top casserole with mozzarella and parmesan, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to bake in the oven
or cook right away.

Cooking instructions: bake at 350 F for up to 45 minutes covered if cold from the fridge
if room temperature adjust cooking time to 30 minutes

Remove lid and let top get bubbly and golden and melted. Serve with salad and or fresh bread

Enjoy !!!

Freezes well as a make-ahead meal !!

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