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Penne Rigate with Quick Meat Sauce

Simple and satisfying―easy meat sauce with Penne! A complete homemade meal in minutes, using jarred pasta sauce, herbs, and sautéed ground beef. Fast, low-maintenance, and oh-so-tasty!
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penne rigate with meat sauce in serving bowl

When life gets busy, bring everyone to the table to enjoy this simple yet scrumptious Penne with Meat Sauce recipe. Simmered ground beef, basil, parsley, and jarred pasta sauce create an easy and delightful pasta dish for everyone to enjoy.  

  • 12 oz Ronzoni® Penne Rigate
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (24 oz) pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
Skill LevelEasy
Prep Time5 Min
Cook Time25 Min


  1. In a large skillet, cook meat until browned, drain.
  2. Add onion; cook until tender.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce, parsley, basil, salt, and ground black pepper; simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  5. Toss hot cooked pasta with meat sauce; sprinkle with cheese, if desired.

Pro Tip

If you’re using fresh herbs, add them to the sauce at the end. Take the skillet off the heat, stir in your herbs, and let rest for 5 minutes. This will give you the freshest taste.