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Mostaccioli Mosta Recipe
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Mostaccioli Mosta

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"The black olives make this dish a little different from other red pasta dishes."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. In large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until done. Drain. Add tomato sauce, olives, Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and oregano. Simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
  3. Please mostaccioli in a shallow, 3 quart baking dish. Toss with butter or margarine. Pour meat sauce over, and top with shredded mozzarella.
  4. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese melts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2007

I’ve made this recipe for over 20 years and it is very versatile. I always use a large can of pureed tomatoes in sauce otherwise there is not enough sauce. Substitute chopped green peppers and mushrooms for the ground beef if serving to non-meat eaters. It tastes just as good. Add a sprinkle of cayenne for a little pizzazz. Great dish for pot lucks. Buon appetito!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2007

This was pretty dry and salty, and too meaty. If I did bother to make it again, I'd cut the meat to one fourth, and triple the tomato sauce. But I won't bother making it again.


47 Ratings

Jul 17, 2003

I mixed the meat sauce with the noodles and topped with the cheese and baked at 350 for approx 20 minutes (instead of broiling). Very tasty!

Nov 28, 2006

Great recipe! I double the tomato sauce or else there isn't enough. Aside from that it has turned out to be a new favorite dish. Its quick and easy and tastes great!

Nov 17, 2007

So yummy! Had to make a couple changes due to what I had in the pantry. No tomato sauce so I used 15 oz of petite diced tomatoes with a clove of fresh minced garlic instead of the garlic powder. I tossed the butter in the colander with the pasta and put the pasta right into the skillet with the meat sauce then topped with the mozzarella. Came out great!! I used the called for amount of salt and thought it needed more after cooking- you have to use tomatoe sauce; not a spaghetti sauce. If you use a spaghetti sauce forget the salt. Good yummy recipe.

Apr 28, 2004

Instead of adding the cheese and then placing it under the broiler I did as some of the other reviews suggested and just sprinkled the cheese on top and let the heat from the food melt the cheese. This was truley wonderful. My whole family loved this and can't wait for me to make it again.

Aug 17, 2010

Although I did make a couple of modifications, I loved this recipe as the ingredients mesh together well. I doubled the tomato sauce and cheese and added a little sweet bell pepper, garlic and onion to the sautéed ground beef before adding the tomato sauce. I also just eyeballed the parmesan cheese as I grated it, so I think it was more than 1/4 up. I also baked it for 15 to 20 mins at 350 like others suggested. Will definitely make again!

Jan 19, 2006

This was an easy recipe to make and my husband really enjoyed it! As recommended by other reviewers, I mixed everything together and baked it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. I made this recipe a second time and added two Italian sausages and some onion and minced garlic to the meat mixture (also put in some extra pasta sauce). It was even better! Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 22.5 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 720 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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