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Cheese-Topped Beef Bake Recipe

Cheese-Topped Beef Bake Recipe

“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.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

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

  • 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.

Reviews for Cheese-Topped Beef Bake

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BakinGymnast
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
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Something different, was very yummy."

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sewseitz
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
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

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

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ColleenaG
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
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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