Pasta beef and cheese casserole

Judy Wisniewski


Wanted a quick and easy meal, I created this dish with ingredients I had on hand.

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1 lb
whole wheat rotini pasta
1/2 c
white wine
1/2 c
chopped onions
3 clove
chopped garlic
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 lb
ground beef
italian sausage, cooked
1 c
tomato sauce
8 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
ricotta cheese
2 c
cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning


1Pre-heat oven 375, add 1 tbs of olive oil on the bottom of a large casserole dish, bring to boil a pot of salted water add the pasta
2Finley chop the onion and garlic, add 2 tbs of olive oil to a large frying pan add the onion, cook for a minute add garlic cook until fragrant add the ground beef and brown
3Chop the sausage in small pieces, add to fry pan, once the beef is cooked remove from the pan to a paper towel drain the grease.
4cook the pasta al denti, reserve one cup of the pasta water, drain and put pasta in a large bowl set aside
5To the frying pan after the beef & grease is removed add the wine & cream cheese, whisk until smooth, add the ricotta cheese, continuing whisking, add the tomato sauce, salt pepper & Italian seasoning to make a nice pink sauce
6In a large bowl add the pasta, ground meat, sauce and 1 1/2 cups on the cheddar cheese, mix well, if it seems dry add the reserved pasta water, dump it all into the oiled casserole dish, sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
7Bake for 20-30 mins enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy