Mostaccioli is a great meal to make when you have a large gathering, or when you have to take a hospitality meal. It is a staple that pretty much everyone will eat. Around here we are always a large gathering so we make this meal quite frequently.
What we do is boil water and cook 2 boxes of penne pasta.
While that is boiling we start our sauce for the noodles. We have our Maryon special spaghetti sauce recipe that is our base. To that base I add a few extra cans of diced tomatoes and a jar of store bought sauce. Yes it adds some color and quite a bit of flavor. It makes it creamier and gives it a nice hearty taste.
To serve I sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and leave in the oven to stay warm until serving time.