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Four-Pasta Beef Bake Recipe

Four-Pasta Beef Bake Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Four-Pasta Beef Bake

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Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 232891
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"ok"

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1shoebee User ID: 8124592 232156
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

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

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RobynJB User ID: 8154356 232037
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?"

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danab1925 User ID: 8028868 231983
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!"

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nopalito User ID: 3750663 231936
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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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 218655
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

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

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YOYA122561 User ID: 714094 55356
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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rachellephipps User ID: 5210300 204834
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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rachellephipps User ID: 5210300 48414
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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rachellephipps User ID: 5210300 34707
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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higgins3 User ID: 3950259 34679
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"My family loves this"

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danielpaul User ID: 2869716 204833
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Re: Four-pasta Beef Bake

I made this for my son-in-law's 50th birthday party. Absolutely everyone loved it. Thank you for a delicious recipe. I also made the white cake with raspberry sauce from your book. I had a few variations but it disappeared quickly. Thanks again.
Pat"

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pinkhottie User ID: 3003964 126302
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"there is nothing special about this dish. it tastes like regular spagetti. won't be making this again."

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smallwonder56 User ID: 2879783 34678
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

"My whole family loved this recipe! They all went back for seconds."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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