Who doesn’t love Italian food? This is a nice, simple recipe. You can cook the penne pasta the night before and put it in the refrigerator. It should be cold when adding it to the mixture.
1 pound cooked penne pasta, chilled
1- 24 ounce jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
4 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup diced ham
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs (just enough to coat the pan)
2 Tbsp. butter or nonstick spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pan by spreading butter into 9 x 13 baking dish (or using nonstick spray). Add bread crumbs and coat the pan. Dump any loose bread crumbs. In a large bowl, combine sauce, garlic, Italian seasonings, basil, ham, 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, eggs, and pasta. Spoon into 9 x 13 prepared dish. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.