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Easy Mostaccioli Recipe

Easy Mostaccioli Recipe

This rich and cheesy casserole freezes so well that no one would ever guess it had been on ice! It’ll appeal to all ages. Margaret McNeil - Germantown, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) mostaccioli
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, soup, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  • 2. Drain mostaccioli. Add mostaccioli and 1-1/2 cups cheese to beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
    Freeze option:Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 351 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 269099
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

"easy and quick to make........."

Mamacheese2004 User ID: 2528734 263266
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"Soooo yummy! Hubby and kids approved. I used Bertolli Plus Penne pasta to make it a little healthier."

_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 249225
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"This is a great dish to take to a pot luck or reunion. It disappears fast wherever I take it.

Nancy Foust

lmb123 User ID: 8692406 241500
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Great, easy to make, crowd pleaser!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 235912
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"quick and delicious"

lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 107982
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"These is good and easy to make. My family enjoyed it but we thought it could use more seasoning."

pbreus User ID: 3634730 115874
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Delicious !! My family loves it."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 142176
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"I doubled this recipe and made one 11 x 7 pan for us and a large disposable pan for a client's family funeral luncheon. The mild flavor is nice for large groups. A definite keeper!"

kclarke123 User ID: 7297008 161137
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"I tweek it just a tad with more cheese and some extra sharp cheddar cheese mixed in and on top....I also like mine a little spicier so I add some greek seasoning instead of Italian seasoning and creole seasoning and Cheyenne pepper....I also use 2 lbs of hamburger 1 1/2 c. of bell peppers and 1 1/2 cups of onion.....other than that it is wonderful and is a good recipe for a large crowd or left overs all week....I have already made it twice and my husband loves it with French bread.....very very good!!!!!"

richtercory User ID: 3843046 107981
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012


mkem49 User ID: 3125156 175375
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Delicious. This recipe is a keeper !!"

ADoklovic User ID: 5182139 94956
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"I have made a variation of this recipe for YEARS! Never thought of adding the cheddar cheese soup so I'm looking forward to adding that the next time I make it...which will be this week! It's also very quick and easy!"

TBiowa User ID: 4793392 102644
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I made this tonight & we LOVED IT!! I actually used & 1lb.sausage. I used way more shredded cheese cause we love lots of cheese & I did use alittle more speghetti sauce. This will become a regular in our house now. The can of chedder cheese just gives it a creamy good taste. I get so excited when I try a recipe & its this good. Can' wait to try out on friends & family members. Thanks Taste of Home!!

Tami....From New Sharon,Iowa :>)"

grjen User ID: 2792354 91396
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"I only made one casserole dish worth. I used most of the can of cheddar cheese soup and most of the jar of spaghetti sauce."

jalawrence08 User ID: 5425170 175510
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"I use this recipe all the time! It's so much better than just regular spaghetti"

grandmagogof8 User ID: 5358827 106253
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I was planning on making this exactly as the recipe called for but had no mozzarella cheese so I just used whatever I had on hand which happened to be a combo of colby jack and cheddar. I took it to our Church dinner today and I brought none home. I think a person could use whatever kind of cheese they prefer in this dish. I will definately be making this again in the future. Oh and too, I didn't have the Mostaccioli pasta so I used Penne which I had on hand, but this recipe looks like the Penne. Anyway, very "DELISH"!!"

LISGRO User ID: 2754641 163876
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I would definately make this again !! My family loved it....I made it with sausage pieces instead of the ground beef. I also added more shredded cheese to it - they want to know when I'm making it again and we didn't even finish dinner yet !!"

jeanzz User ID: 1421190 210155
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"Rich and tasty easy to make.

Suggestions : I used the frozen birds eye peppers & onions. and I used 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning. Mmmmm! goood! First time making it tonight 9/10/10. These subtle changes enhance an already great recipe.
Jean B. Spring Hill. Fl."

paulacurry911 User ID: 1298239 107966
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"Delicious. Everyone loves it. The pasta in the photo is mostaccioli. Stuffed tubes are manicotti."

mamafluffy User ID: 3270235 106251
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"No, you're thinking of manicotti. The long stuffed tubes of pasta are manicotti. 

wisfritz4 User ID: 5392174 161135
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"I am confused: The title says "Mostaccioli casserole" - the pasta shown in the photo is penne. Mostaccioli are stuffed tubes(?)"

dboucher User ID: 3069972 175373
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"My husband makes this dish all the time and we love it! It's easy and tasty!"

imabyrd216 User ID: 3610714 175371
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Delicious and easy to make! Took a double batch to the beach and everyone loved it. Yummy with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Plan on making this for my daughter's lacrosse team."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 102624
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Took this recipe to a potluck. It was a hit.

Used the freezer one 2 months later and true to their word, it was great!"

tgiese User ID: 3277401 210154
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I love this it is my favorite pasta dish I make it all the time my husband loves it too!!!!"

MyLittleChickadees User ID: 3556835 210153
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2009 Edited Nov. 27, 2010

"Excellent! We are parmesan lovers, so I just had to add a bit along with the mozzarella. Looking forward to using the one from the freezer on a busy night."

sprout716 User ID: 3695550 115872
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"easy and quick to make. It was a hit with my husband."

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