Baked Penne Bolognese


  • 2lbs. penne pasta, cooked
  • 16oz ricotta cheese
  • 1oz fresh basil
  • 2oz Genoa salami, diced
  • 1oz olive oil
  • 2lbs. ground beef
  • 1lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 32oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub
  • 16oz mozzarella cheese
  • 2oz parmesan cheese, shredded


  • Pre-heat Matador to medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and salami and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly crisp.
  • Add the ground beef and sausage, cook until done, and add excess grease if needed.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and Freakin' Greek Rub, then cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the red wine and simmer until the wine is almost evaporated, then add the tomato sauce and reduce heat too low.
  • Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes until the sauce is thick.
  • In large bowl, combine the noodles, ricotta, and basil, then mix well. 
  • Assemble pasta and bake in the following order and cook at 350℉ for 30 minutes until golden brown:
  • 1/2 inch layer meat sauce
  • 1/2 of the noodle mixture
  • 1 cup mozzarella and 1oz parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 inch layer of meat sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella and 1oz parmesan cheese