Mama Mia Pasta Casserole

Kathy Sterling


I was in the mood for some pasta and I had ingredients on hand for tomato sauce. My husband will eat anything with ground beef and pasta so I made this casserole with him in mind.

I have to say it was pretty good and serves a lot of people. I think I will make if for the next friends or family gathering at my home. As I think baking it the 2nd day might be even better.

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10 - 12 servings


55 Min


45 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
ground pork sausage
yellow onion, chopped well
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
28 oz
diced tomatoes with seasonings
2 can(s)
6 oz each, tomato paste
2 Tbsp
dry basil
2 Tbsp
dry parsley
1 Tbsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
1 pkg
large elbow macaroni, 12 oz. cooked al dente
4 c
shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large sauce pan brown ground beef, sausage, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and onions until light brown.
Add cans of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of tomato paste and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.
In a separate pot bring elbow macaroni to a boil and cook on medium high heat until done, about 8 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
In a large casserole baking dish layer meat sauce, grated cheese and noodles. Repeat ending with sauce and topping with Mozzarella cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles