Cheese-Topped Beef Bake Recipe

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Cheese-Topped Beef Bake Recipe
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Cheese-Topped Beef Bake Recipe

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4.5 6 18
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“Looking for something quick but 'different' for dinner one night, I was browsing through a Taste of Home cookbook,“ shares Debbie Pirlot from Green Bay, Wisconsin. “I found two easy recipes with similar ingredients and decided to combine them. The result is this rich and delicious recipe that my family really enjoys.“
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and taco seasoning.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream; set aside.
Drain the pasta; stir into beef mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread with cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Topped Beef Bake in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p13

  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and taco seasoning.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream; set aside.
  3. Drain the pasta; stir into beef mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread with cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Topped Beef Bake in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p13

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 66895
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"It was alright, but the cream cheese topping was kind of weird. I wouldn't make it again."

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best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 155796
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Something different, was very yummy."

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sewseitz User ID: 1075862 207011
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"DDL ask for recipe! She thought that it was super--similar to lasagna but much easier. Granddaughter loved the cheese."

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JanessaF User ID: 4770769 66479
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"easy! i added mozz and garlic powder too."

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ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 152843
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"This was so good. I added garlic to the beef and more spaghetti sauce then called for. Great leftovers. A keeper for sure."

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Shelby_ann22 User ID: 3855106 79154
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

"I made this today and my family just loved it. I think I might try some chilli powder and some chunky tomatoes next time."

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