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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
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  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
Jan 13, 2015

Made this for recipe group and based on the ingredients I was pretty sure Hubby would enjoy it as a comforting meal. Simple to prepare and easy to follow directions…I did follow them exactly but if I were to make it again I would likely mix the pasta sauce in with the meat instead of the pasta… I did add some mushrooms since I had some on hand. Thanks for a very nice one dish meal recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2013

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


14 Ratings

Jan 18, 2015

Recipe Group Selection: 10, January 2015 ~ This was a nice dinner. I chose to use spaghetti noodles, as that is what I had on hand. Because we enjoy the taste of sauteed onions, I chopped rather than minced. I melted the cream cheese with the meat and onion mixture to make sure the cream cheese completely melted. This worked well for me and then I added the mixture to the pasta and sauce mixture. I split the casserole in to 2 dishes and shared one with my parents. They enjoyed this dish too.

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!

Jun 17, 2015

Perfect meal for teen boys with a side of Italian Green Beans. Mid's jarred sauce is 32 oz which is perfect for a 16 oz box of pasta. Still used 1# of gr bf and it was plenty. Now we have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Jan 15, 2015

Recipe Group: This was nummy, the cream cheese adds a nice touch. Next time I may not bother to throw it in the oven though, unless I made it ahead like I did last night. I used mini farfalle because that's what I had, and some 'no sugar added' sauce from the cupboard. Easy and everyone had seconds, thanks for a great recipe!

Jan 10, 2015

Made tonight for Recipe Group. I omitted the red pepper flakes (personal taste) and doubled the cheese, otherwise made as directed. Easy, quick and tasty.

Aug 17, 2014

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


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  • 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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