Tasty Pasta Bake

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is another easy pasta dish my family loves. Very flavorful ~ Easy, yet tasty! It reminds me a lot of tasty Goulash!

Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    macaroni, cooked - al dente
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    green pepper, chopped - reserve about 1/2 cup for topping
  • oil
    for browning meat & veggies
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder or to taste
  • salt
    & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning or to taste
  • 1 - 15 oz
    can, italian spiced - diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes ~ optional
  • 1 - 24 oz
    spaghetti sauce ( for this recipe, i use del grosso pepperoni flavored sauce - love it )
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slice
    provolone cheese

How to Make Tasty Pasta Bake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    Cook pasta, al dente, drain and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add about 3 tablespoons oil, over medium heat, brown ground beef with onions, peppers and garlic. Breaking up beef as it cooks. Add seasonings and stir. Once meat is no longer pink and veggies are tender. Drain.
  3. Return meat and veggies back to pan, add tomatoes and sauce, simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Add cheddar cheese to macaroni, stir and add the sauce and blend all well.
  5. Pour mixture evenly into prepared dish.
  6. Place the six slices of provolone evenly over pasta. Sprinkle with remaining pepper.

    Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove cover.


    Bake for an additional 10 - 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and turning golden.
  8. Let set for a few minutes then serve with salad and crusty bread if you prefer.

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About Tasty Pasta Bake

Course/Dish: Pasta Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American



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