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Double-Cheese Beef Pasta

Provolone and mozzarella cheeses star in this comforting pasta dish. My mother shared the recipe with me when I was married more than 50 years ago.—Marilyn Pearson, Billings, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked medium shell pasta
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained and finely chopped
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta; place half in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the beef mixture. Layer with sour cream and provolone cheese. Top with remaining pasta and beef mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 649 calories, 35g fat (18g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 1027mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • mmohler
    Nov 13, 2015

    Big hit at our house! My only change was using fresh mushrooms, sauteed before adding.

  • Tmama71
    Nov 6, 2011

    I have made this recipe several times. It's one of my husband's favorites. Makes great leftovers too.

  • christa32
    Sep 8, 2011

    This recipe is awesome! I fixed it tonight for the first time and my husband and I thought it was excellent. I did use 3 cups of pasta instead and left out the mushrooms. I also used 2 8-oz cans of tomato sauce instead of the spaghetti sauce. And I put 2 cups of mozarella on top instead of 1. I will definitely make this again. Plus this makes a lot so we can get at least 2 more meals out of it- talk about a budget meal!

  • MBilllman
    Apr 27, 2011

    I've been looking for an easy ground beef and pasta recipe that my family likes. This is it!

  • pgallen
    Nov 24, 2010

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