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.


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 - 12 servings
55 Min
45 Min


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork sausage
  • 1/2
    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

How to Make Mama Mia Pasta Casserole


  1. In a large sauce pan brown ground beef, sausage, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and onions until light brown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large casserole baking dish layer meat sauce, grated cheese and noodles. Repeat ending with sauce and topping with Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

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About Mama Mia Pasta Casserole

Course/Dish: Beef Casseroles

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