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Italian Hot Dish Recipe

Italian Hot Dish Recipe

My husband had a poor perception of healthy food until he tried this beefy casserole. The combination of pasta, oregano, mushrooms and green peppers make it a favorite in our house. —Theresa Smith of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the beef, 1/2 cup mushrooms, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Drain pasta; place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with meat sauce and remaining mushrooms. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 0 fat.

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 229830
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Very easy to make, but I think I will add some sun-dried tomatoes to my next batch to increase the flavor a bit."

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Hatcher09 User ID: 7419857 79068
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I love this dish idea. I change almost every recipe so I do Italian seasoned ground turkey (that way you actually don't need to add spices and it's got lots of flavor) I add minced garlic when browning the turkey and veggies. I also use a whole bag of mozzarella cheese on top and I only bake for like 25 minutes and then take the lid off for 10 more minutes. I also over cook so all the ingredients are doubled in my bake. But everyone in my house loves this dish!!!"

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Jami4 User ID: 5573747 156633
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"kids liked it more than I did. a bit bland"

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blueturtle User ID: 5823278 207633
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Absolutely fabulous!! I changed the hamburger to half sausage and half turkey and instead of using tomato sauce used spaghetti sauce and it was magnificoo!"

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homelinda User ID: 6011540 156631
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"this! is a comfort food."

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chille User ID: 6956405 207632
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Add a can of diced tomatoes next time."

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vwgirl9 User ID: 6542372 62288
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"Greasy so remember to drain ground beef before adding things."

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cookbobbi User ID: 3115706 138238
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Great recipe especially the sauce. Planning to make some of the sauce up to freeze. Thanks for sharing."

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Gwenbugg User ID: 6445747 80010
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"When my husband eats the leftovers, you know it was good."

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ranmom79 User ID: 4927815 161099
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"made this at Ronald McDonald House and received rave thank yous for real food"

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ann&dave User ID: 5910047 161097
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Really good, but needs a bit more punch (if you like that sort of taste). I would add a bit more onion, garlic, and use a pepper with a little more kick. Otherwiwse it is really good!"

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lrohrer User ID: 5596420 86310
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"Made this last night without the meat and increased the mushrooms to make it all veggies. Didn't have time to bake it, so just added the cooked whole wheat pasta to the sauce in the skillet, sprinkled the cheeses on top and covered about 5-10, just long enough for the cheese to melt through. Was delicious!! Will definately make this again. It's a very versatile basic recipe."

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blue23423423 User ID: 5257264 135437
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Pretty good stuff"

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LainieCohl User ID: 4042288 152768
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"WOW! This recipe was fantastic. I will be making this over and over again. I didn't have ground beef so I substituted ground pork. Try this recipe - you'll be glad you did!"

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 80009
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"This tasted okay, but not worth all the time required. It's frustrating when you have to boil noodles, chop, saute, then bake. Too many steps required for an okay dish.

~ Theresa"

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jamiepolley User ID: 3737103 156629
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"I did not change a thing! I make it exactly as it suggested, even though I do not care for some of the veggies, and it turns out delicious every time! My kids, who are sometimes a bit picky, get excited when they see that I'm whipping up Italian Hot Dish!"

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webster7_5 User ID: 4395000 154391
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe again using low sugar spaghetti sauce and it was good. It was very plain before. I will try it again using the suggestions of green pepper, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. It just didnt have flavor the way the recipe is written."

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aspear User ID: 1898268 161096
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"Fast & delicious.

Modified this recipe by adding approximately a tsp of minced garlic to the onions/ green peppers/beef. Also substituted approximately a capful of Italian Seasoning for the oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder."

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latin4 User ID: 3087016 152767
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2008

"I HAVE MADE THIS MANY TIMES WITHOUT THE GREEN PEPPER. SO NEXT TIME I WILL USE A PEPPER. THIS IS A GREAT DISH FOR GET TOGETHERS, ALONG WITH A SALAD AND GARLIC BREAD,

THANKS
PAT"

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Southernmama User ID: 81270 79059
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2008

"I had about 1/2 lb. of ground beef and a 1 lb. pkg of mild Italian sausage which I used in this recipe and didn't change anything else. My family is asking when I'll do this one again! A tossed salad and garlic bread made it a truly memorable meal. Great recipe. Thanks!!"

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chefjlv User ID: 1853161 62287
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"Hello fellow Sheboyganite, Must try this recipe, sound easy & delicous

Janet"

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cribber User ID: 3129309 136124
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET BUT SOUNDS

INTERESTING.READING PAST REMARKS
I WOULD THINK THIS TO BE MORE OF
A COMFORT FOOD--NOT SPICY LIKE A
MEXICAN DISH SO WHY RUIN IT BY
ADDING HOT FLAKES.
OLD WORLD ANNI"

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DeeDee 49 User ID: 2859585 136078
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"I like this recipe, and it's easy to adjust or add ingredients to suit your tastes. I added two chopped cloves of garlic, used half a chopped medium onion, plus added a splash of worcestershire sauce. I thought that I might try adding some diced Italian tomatoes next time, along with some chopped celery (not more than 1/4 cup).

All in all an excellent, filling dish, great served with a green salad and garlic sticks.
DeeDee 49"

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suzzilady User ID: 1720185 62286
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2008

"so where's the hot stuff??

Needs a shake of hot pepper flakes....."

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foag User ID: 2647017 154390
Reviewed May. 30, 2008

"Very good, next time I would add more veggies though because I could not really taste any."

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