October 22, 2008

RECIPE! Italian Pasta & Beef Bake - IT WAS YUMMY!






Italian Pasta and Beef Bake


Serves 4 (1 3/4 cups)


Recipe from Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2006.


Ingredients:


6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) uncooked Mostaccioli or penne pasta
1/2 pound lean ground beef, (at least 80%)
1 can (15 ounces) Italian-style tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano,undrained
1 jar (4.5 ounce) Green Giant sliced mushrooms (I didn't use ~Phyllis)
2 ounces (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

(I also added a teaspoon of garlic salt, and oregano to the meat as I was cooking it ~Phyllis)

Heat oven to 350°.
Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain.
Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in tomatosauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; pour into sprayed baking dish. Add cooked mostaccioli; stir gently to mix.
Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down on baking dish and seal tightly. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.


Nutrition Information Per Serving:Calories 375, From Fat 90. Total fat 10g, Saturated 4g, Cholesterol40mg,Sodium 1200mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 8g,Protein 24g.

6 comments:

Missie said...

That looks very good!

Dannelle said...

And exactly how much is a portion? Ha, got ya! This dish is a favorite at the school where I used to work (in the kitchen). Yummy good! Dannelle

AE Rought said...

I cook something a look like this. One kid loves it, the other hates it. Have you tried it with Italian sausage? It's very very good, gives it a completely different flavor. Heck, I've done a combo of venison and beef before, too :)

Emmi said...

Of course your going to put this yummy recipe here when I'm flippin starving. he he he

Beth said...

I've made a similar dish, but use sweet Italian sausage. And if fresh mozzarella is on sale, I love to use that. Yummmm!

AGirlNexDoorCreation said...

Dinner looked yummy...your cats do what mine do best too...lol..wishing you a good rest of the week..Hugs,TerryAnn