Hearty Beef Penne



  • 1 3/4 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic,, cook one minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in the tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Add spinach, cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Notes

I didn't have a can of tomato puree in my pantry, so I just took a can of diced tomatoes and threw them in my BlendTec. It worked great!