+ pasta of choice (gluten-free if needed) + 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage & 1/2 lb ground beef mixed + tomato basil marinara sauce + mozzarella cheese + Italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To a skillet, add the ground beef and sausage. Cook until browned.
While the meat is cooking, bring a pot of water to a boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente (pasta should be slightly firm for this recipe)
Add the cooked meat, drained pasta, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and one cup of mozzarella cheese to a baking dish and gently stir together.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top, cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese if extra melty.
Serve with a sprinkle of fresh basil and Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Want more veggies? Add 3-4 cups of diced zucchini, diced onion, roughly chopped spinach, and/or chopped broccoli! Cook until tender, then add to the mixture before baking.