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Creamy Pasta Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Creamy Pasta Casserole

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"This easy meal uses cream cheese to add an extra creamy texture to ingredients that are usually on hand. Quick and delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and return pasta to pot. Melt cream cheese into the pasta. Stir pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes into the pasta mixture.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to the skillet; cook and stir until some of the fat has rendered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic to the beef, continue cooking until the ground beef is completely browned, about 5 minutes more. Stir beef mixture into the pasta mixture.
  4. Pour pasta-and-beef mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese melts, 5 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2013

Simple and delicious! The only thing I did differently was build it more like another casserole I make - I mixed the pasta and the cream cheese (and added some green onions for fun) and spread that in the bottom of the casserole dish. I simmmered the sauce with the meat and seasonings for a few minutes and then layered that on top of the pasta in the dish. It was a hit with all 6 members of my family, and that is no easy task!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2013

Good. Nothing exceptional. I added a lot more seasoning.

 

9 Ratings

Aug 17, 2014

My sons play sports, which means rushed dinner.... This is great and filling for boys!

 
May 21, 2014

Not bad, I season my ground beef the same way no matter what I'm using it for and so I did not find this lacking flavor!.

 
Feb 21, 2014

Soooo delicious! It was quick and simple to make, and tasted amazing. Thank you MNWILD!

 
Sep 17, 2013

This is a simple recipe for yummy comfort food. I subbed basil for the Italian Seasoning since I'm not an oregano fan. I also used a combination of mozzarella and provolone for the topping. I halved the recipe and used enough cheese to cover the top. It was a good quick lunch for me today. I think with some tweaking this could be outstanding. The pasta sauce you use would be a big difference in the outcome. I can't wait to use my homemade sauce with sausage for the next time I make this. Thanks.

 
May 29, 2013

Perfect mid-week meal. Simple and so tasty. Will keep this one on file for sure!

 
May 29, 2013

Simple and yummy. I had to do a bit more seasoning for my family's tastes though.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

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

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