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


  • 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 each: 265 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein


  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

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"This was a hit at my house. My son went back for a big second helping!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"I would get more creative next time and add garlic, more Mozzarella in it, red pepper, and Parmesan. Also some Italian spice. I used Classico roasted garlic and four cheese. It was very good. I halved it and it was still a huge dish, good for 6?"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015 Edited Sep. 2, 2015

"Used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 sweet Italian ground sausage! Adds lots of additional flavor along with some garlic and a dash of Italian seasoning!"

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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