This is so super easy made, plus it works well to put in an aluminum pan to take to people, and It works very well to freeze some for a later date. Before leaving for vacation I like to have one in the freezer and let it thaw on the cabinet while the car is unpacked. Then add the toppings and bake. It is a complete meal, especially with a salad, cold slaw, or even raw veggies.
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown beef in skillet until light brown, but not cooked dry. Drain on paper towels.
2Bring lare pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook 4-5 min. if dried pasta. If fresh pasta,mskip this step.
3Combine beef, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parmesan cheese, and pasta in large bowl.Mix well. Spray baking dish with no stick spray. Pour beef mix into dish, until 3/4 full. If making 2 dishes cover one with plastic wrap and foil, place in gelllon size freezer bag marked with name and date. If mix in bowl seems dry, add more tomato juice, until almost to top of mix. Bake, covered, for 30 Minutes. remove from oven and top with slices of American or Cheddar, and additional Parmesan cheese. return to oven and bake for 20 more minutes or until golden and bubbly.