Cheesy Italian Ground Beef & Pasta Bake Casserole Recipe

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This is an easy Italian ground beef and pasta casserole recipe. You can use the red sauce recipe for spaghetti, lasagna or any other pasta. This is a delicious Italian casserole dish that will feed a lot of hungry people for dinner. Serve with a side salad and bread.
Enjoy.

Italian Ground Beef & Pasta Casserole Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound of pasta
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pds. ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 jar of mushrooms with a little juice - or use fresh
  • 1 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
  • 2 - 28oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 pound of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasonings
  • 1 -2 tsp. basil paste or 1 tsp. dried basil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes - OPTIONAL
  • olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sauce:

  1. Brown and chop ground beef and drain if needed. Set to the
  2. side.
  3. In same pot add some olive oil, onions, mushrooms and
  4. roasted red bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add tomato paste and stir for an additional minute.
  7. Add ground beef back in and mix well.
  8. Add rest of seasonings and stir and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add tomato sauce, stir and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and pasta into sauce
  11. and mix very well.


Place ingredients in 9 x 13 baking dish and level out.
Sprinkle rest of parmesan cheese and mozzarella
cheese on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the
cheese is melted and bubbly.
Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy

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