Cheese and Pasta in a Pot - Dee Dee's

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Diane Atherton

By
@DeeDee2011

A good friend and co-worker shared this recipe with me in 1976.

This dish very quickly became a family favorite. It was way to much for us to eat at one time, so I would split it and put one dish (uncooked) in the freezer for another meal.

My friend lost her battle with cancer many years ago. Everytime I make this dish I think of her and remember the happy times we had as friends.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef, or ground meat of your choice
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 medium
    onions, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1
    15-ounce jar of ragu or your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb
    can stewed tomatoes
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 oz
    shell marcaroni, uncooked (in photo, i used farfalle and macaroni)
  • 1 1/2 pt
    sour cream (i have used a mixture of sour cream and cottage cheese)
  • 1
    1/2-pound pkg provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1
    1/2- pound pkg mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1
    3-ounce can sliced mushrooms, optional

How to Make Cheese and Pasta in a Pot - Dee Dee's

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown meat in a little olive oil in a large skillet; drain off excess fat. NOTE: I also rinse the browned meat and drain to make sure I get most of excess fat removed.
  3. Return meat to skillet; add onions, garlic, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper; mix well. Simmer 20 minutes until onions are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cook shell macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. Place 1/2 of the pasta in a greased large deep casserole dish. Cover pasta with 1/2 of the meat sauce. Spread 1/2 of the sour cream over meat sauce; top with Provolone Cheese. Repeat next layer ending with Mozzarella Cheese.
  6. Cover casserole; bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Remove cover; continue baking until Mozzarella Cheese melts and browns slightly.

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About Cheese and Pasta in a Pot - Dee Dee's

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




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