Baked Pasta Casserole

Baked Pasta Casserole

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"Really easy and filling recipe. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread."
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1 h 30 m servings 667 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 667 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 37.4 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 958 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add mostaccioli and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat the inside of a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  4. Mix pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, cumin, salt, black pepper, and garlic salt into ground beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir sour cream, cream cheese, and ricotta cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and pasta together in a bowl until evenly coated; spread into the prepared baking dish. Spoon pasta sauce mixture over pasta mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over pasta sauce. Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 20 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Rigatoni or penne pasta can be substituted for mostaccioli.
  • Italian cheese blend can be substituted for Cheddar cheese.


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I have been trying several similar recipes but wasn't quite happy with any of them. This recipe is the best so far and tasted exactly like what I have been wanting. It's also easier than the oth...

A very nice baked pasta casserole. I made it just as submitted. I was surprised at how much sour cream/cream cheese/ricotta there was for the amount of pasta. I thought it might be too rich but ...

My whole family loved this. The addition of the sour cream and cream cheese along with the ricotta really made a nice difference from other similar dishes I've made. The only change I'll make fo...

I substituted the ricotta cheese for cottage cheese and used ground turkey and Italian turkey sausage. My family LOVED it!! They asked me to make it again the following week.

delicious and very easy to make

I'm not the best cook, but this is so easy that it makes my family believe there is hope for me. They eat it all up every time.

best recipe for baked pasta! so good.

Very good - like a deconstructed lasagna. I used penne pasta, sausage and spinach. Only used 4 ounces of cream cheese and I omitted Cumin. Also put fresh mozzarella and provolone on top. Ea...

My husband and the kids had seconds! I followed the directions except for the meat. I used ground mild Italian sausage in place of the beef--because I needed to use it up. I was worried the s...

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