Easy Cheesy Beef Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Spaghetti sauce mixed with cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, ground beef, and pasta. Works with ground Italian sausage, or turkey, too.

Why not just prepare Hamburger Helper? Because this recipe is tastier, and you can go organic with it.

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Servings: 6
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. ground beef, or meat of choice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 3-4 cloves garlic,chopped, or 1 tsp. dry garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dry parsley
  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese,
  • Topping: 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack or Italian cheese blend.
  • Garnish: paprika
  • optional: sauteed mushrooms, sauteed bell peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. 12 oz. pasta of choice, cooked al dente
  3. Saute the onions and garlic with the beef, drain.
  4. Mix with spaghetti sauce and other ingredients.
  5. Bake 20-30 minutes, covered. Remove from oven.
  6. Top with cheese and paprika, re-cover.
  7. Let sit 5 minutes.
  8. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 281g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 618  
Calories from Fat 205 33%
Total Fat 22.99g 29%
Saturated Fat 10.31g 41%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 603mg 25%
Potassium 606mg 17%
Total Carbs 73.27g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 13%
Sugars 14.48g 10%
Protein 28.61g 46%
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  • judee
    October 4, 2012
    This recipe looks delicious and I love the addition of cottage cheese.

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