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Pasta Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Pasta Bake

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"This is my family's favorite dish. Hopefully you already have most of these basic ingredients at home, so you can make it tonight!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted boil water to a boil. Cook mostaccioli pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground beef and chopped onions in a skillet over medium heat until browned.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, pasta, and browned ground beef and onion mixture. Transfer to a greased, 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until very hot.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2007

Made a few modifications. Was pretty good. Added some italian seasoning and used only cup of mozzarella and added some parmesan. Next time I will use fresh mushrooms, the canned ones just didn't do it for me. Will def make again

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2010

I just simply didn't like it; it didn't appeal to my taste buds whatsoever :(

Mar 23, 2006

This is a great, quick dinner. I used ground turkey, low fat cheese and whole wheat pasta. I added a few garlic cloves in with the onion, and added plenty of basil, oregano and a little black pepper. I will definately make this again.

Feb 25, 2008

My family loves this recipe!!! It's quick, easy, and kid-friendly... all 4 of my kids will usually take seconds (even my 2-yr old will sit down and eat all her dinner without fussing). I sprinkle the cheese over the top instead of mixing it into the pasta though... I think it makes it look a little more appetizing.

Sep 19, 2005

Big hit w/ my friends. A little dry around the edges. Make sure to stir to prevent this about 10 minutes prior to end.

Feb 09, 2009

Well, what can I say? I made the recipe to the letter - ok, I added two cloves of garlic - and when I tasted it, I thought it was somewhat bland - but my husband raved! and then he raved some more. Then he raved again just in case I didn't get it before. He liked the flavor (I used chopped tomato and olive oil spaghetti sauce.) He liked it wasn't too cheesy. He liked it a whole bunch and he likes my cooking, but I've never heard him go on like this. So it gets five stars from me.

Apr 06, 2004

Simple, easy and tasty. I divide up and vacumn seal the left overs for individual "quick" meals. When it's time to use, I just cut a small slit in the bag and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 more. Great for those nights when other plans fell through.

Mar 21, 2007

I love this recipe. I don't add the mushrooms, but I do add a packet of italian salad dressing mix, and some extra cheese on top. My picky husband loves it and it tastes great left over.


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 674 mg
  • 27%

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

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