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Four-Pasta Beef Bake Recipe
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Four-Pasta Beef Bake Recipe

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This hearty casserole looks and tastes a lot like lasagna, but it's quicker to prepare since you don't have to layer it. It disappears fast when I share it at a gathering. Served with rolls and a salad, it makes an easy and satisfying supper. -Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups uncooked pasta (four assorted pasta shapes of your choice)
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 jars (26 ounces each) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, peppers, onions and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl; stir in the beef mixture, two jars of spaghetti sauce and eggs.
  3. Transfer to two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Top with remaining sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 casseroles (8-10 servings each).
Originally published as Four-Pasta Beef Bake in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"This is a good, simple dish. However, to perk up the flavor, add 1 or 2 cups of pizza sauce to the recipe or some Italian seasoning. It really does wonders for it. Toss in some red pepper flakes if you like a bit of zest in your food."

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Good - and easy to cut in half for a small family."

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"I often make this recipe but add ricotta and fresh parmesian. It is always a hit and have been asked for the recipe many times"

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Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"I use my own homemade spaghetti sauce, and add some sliced zucchini, olives and garlic! It's AWESOME!"

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Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"I use my own homemade spaghetti sauce, and add some sliced zucchini, olives and garlic! It's AWESOME!"

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