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Pasta and Ground Beef Casserole

(8 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
1 Hr 15 Min

Nothing warms you up like a good, hearty casserole. Our Pasta and Ground Beef Casserole is great for a winter meal or anytime you want to give your family a food "hug."

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound elbows or shells
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped green olives
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to desired doneness; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown ground beef then drain off excess liquid.
  3. In a 2-quart casserole, layer half the pasta, half the beef, half the Cheddar cheese, half the olives, and half the spaghetti sauce. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake about 1 hour, or until heated through.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 789
  • Calories from Fat 390
  • Total Fat 43g 67 %
  • Saturated Fat 20g 98 %
  • Trans Fat 1.1g 0 %
  • Protein 44g 88 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 136mg 45 %
  • Sodium 1,336mg 56 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 54g 18 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 7.2g 0 %
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Does anyone ever actually make these recipes as they are written?

If you cook the pasta to desired doneness first, then bake it for an hour, doesn't it get mushy?

Cook the pasta to al dente, it will be fine.

I added garlic to bring it some flavor I also used turkey meat. next time I will use the italian sausage turkey meat, change the cheddar to ricotta, and add mozzerella and it will taste like an easy lasagna

I add mushrooms in place of olives and mozzarella in place of cheddar.

Kids love I'm thinking maybe pizza instead of spaghetti sauce

when the recipe calls for dry white wine is there a suitable substitute?

Chicken or Beef stock.

As much fat as regular ground beef has, I don't see the need for 1 tbl. of vegetable oil.

I usually use ground turkey and omit the oil.


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