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pasta casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Randi Williams
Los Angeles, CA

This is another quick and easy recipe that you can try on a weeknight while the kids are doing their homework. My boyfriend actually put everything together (I prepped everything) for me while I took a bath. So easy and SO tasty.

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For pasta casserole

  • 2 1/2 c
    prepared, dried penne pasta
  • 12 oz
    lean beef
  • 30 oz
    garden vegetable sauce
  • 1 1/4 oz
    shredded parmesan cheese, divided into halves
  • 3 oz
    mozzarella cheese, low-fat (shredded)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2
    onion, lightly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make pasta casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    In a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat, add the e.v. olive oil and butter. Add onions and saute' for about 5 minutes, or until onions start to break down.
  • 3
    Add beef and increase heat to medium-high, brown until cooked through. Drain.
  • 4
    Stir in pasta, sauce and half of the Parmesan cheese.
  • 5
    Spoon into ungreased rectangular pan.
  • 6
    Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan.
  • 7
    Bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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