Easy Pasta Casserole Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Pasta Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Easy Pasta Casserole

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"This is a delicious pasta dish that is very easy to make. I like to use spiral noodles, but this recipe can be made with any shaped pasta. Serve with a salad and warm bread if desired."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large skillet, brown the beef until no longer pink; drain off grease. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes to beef and simmer for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
  4. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, pour in beef and tomato mixture and add pasta; mix well. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble; serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2004

I made this recipe tonight, and my husband loved it. It reminded us of lasagna. I used medium shells for the pasta. I added onion and garlic powder to the meat. I added 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes and only 1/2 jar of sauce. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. I will definitley make this again. Thanks!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 11, 2009

This was easy, but we found it a little bland. It wasn't bad, we ate it and I will probably have it for leftovers, but I think it needs some spicing up, maybe some onion and garlic, a little more salt. It was okay tasting. It might even matter the brand of Italian tomatoes and sauce that is used how much flavor you get.

 
Aug 24, 2006

My husband and I loved this and ate for the leftovers for the next day's lunch and dinner. I did tweak it a little, since reading that some people thought it a bit bland. I first sauteed onions and bell peppers in olive oil until it started to carmelize before adding the beef to brown. I then seasoned the beef with garlic, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning. I used a spaghetti sauce that had lots of veggies in it, and used diced tomatoes instead of stewed. I also used penne pasta. It was soooo flavorful and was great with crusty bread.

 
Sep 28, 2003

I used the spiral noodles as you suggested. This was a really quick and easy recipe that was a hit with my husband. I added some shredded cheddar cheese with the mozzarella cheese on top. I also added a half chopped green bell pepper and half chopped onion for extra taste.

 
Sep 20, 2003

Followed the recipie closely, and my family enjoyed it and are looking forward to the leftovers. Next time I would add some garlic, peppers and onions. It is quick and easy!

 
Dec 30, 2006

My family loved this recipe, and they are picky eaters. I did not add the mushrooms but put in 1 cup of water with the uncooked noodles and put it all in my crockpot on low for 6 hours, turned out superb.

 
Aug 02, 2003

Easy lunch recipe! I took the advice of "cook from Cape Cod" = added some garlic, peppers and onions (great addition!!). I liked the tomatoes in this recipe and highly recommend that they're included. Although I used the hamburger- I think the use of Italian sausage would be a better ingrediant! Thanks for the easy recipe Pamela!

 
Mar 05, 2003

This dish was great. I fried the mushrooms with onions first, then added it the ground beef and spaghetti sauce. I'll definitely make this one again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 752 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.3 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1095 mg
  • 44%

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

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