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.


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.


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