Oh gosh, I really wanted to give this easy to prepare dish 5 stars but I just can't. A baked pasta dish (IMO) MUST NOT have too much sauce in order for it to come out really good. Too much sauce = liquid and too much liquid makes the pasta soggy and drowns it with the sauce flavor.
I like my baked pasta to have that kind of chewy texture that comes from being slightly dried, otherwise you may as well make the good ol' wet spaghetti we all love. This dish came out something more like you'd expect from Hamburger Helper or canned Beefaroni not that there's anything wrong with that, (as Seinfeld would say ;)) but that's not what I want when I'm looking for "baked" pasta. If I were to try this again, at the very least I would reduce the sauce to 1 jar and bake it in a bigger pan so it could dry better but I'll probably keep exploring some of the other recipes instead.
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Oh gosh, I really wanted to give this easy to prepare dish 5 stars but I just can't. A baked...