A tasty, quick and easy recipe for cooks on the go.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a skillet, cook beef until brown over medium heat. Drain excess fat from meat.

  • Add spaghetti sauce and rotini pasta to browned beef. In a three quart casserole dish layer meat mixture, followed with the mozzarella cheese, repeat.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

1039.5 calories; 50.9 g protein; 109.7 g carbohydrates; 133.3 mg cholesterol; 1238.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little dry, but still good. Perhaps next time I'll cover with foil for 15-20 minutes, then uncover for the last few minutes. I think I'll make it again! Oh - I also recommend spraying the baking dish with non-stick spray to ease clean up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2010
This recipe is OK but not a favorite of anybody in my family. Read More
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168 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little dry, but still good. Perhaps next time I'll cover with foil for 15-20 minutes, then uncover for the last few minutes. I think I'll make it again! Oh - I also recommend spraying the baking dish with non-stick spray to ease clean up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little dry, but still good. Perhaps next time I'll cover with foil for 15-20 minutes, then uncover for the last few minutes. I think I'll make it again! Oh - I also recommend spraying the baking dish with non-stick spray to ease clean up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
I made a few changes, I used ricotta cheese in the middle and spaghetti for the pasta. A new favorite for me and my husband. So good and so easy to do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
Very good as written. Quick filling and pleasing. Add a tossed salad and garlic toast for a great and easy meal. I've used ham pepperoni sausage as meat variations; used ricotta cottage cheese mild cheddar for cheese variations; and salsa for sauce variations. A handy go-to recipe. Thanks for the idea and inspiration LaDonna! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2005
I thought this recipe was great. I always use some basic seasonings on my ground beef (cumin oregano chili powder and garlic) and it added some extra good flavor. I also added some sliced olives that we had on hand and it added a nice touch. It was also very quick and easy to prepare for a family of 6! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
I ended up using a container of cottage cheese that I had decided I would never eat for the middle layer and a few handfuls of shredded cheddar on top since we didn't have mozzarella on hand. I also put a can of basil garlic and oregano chunky tomatoes in with the beef after it was cooked through and let it simmer and reduce before adding the spaghetti sauce. It turned out amazing! My husband loved it and said it's better than regular lasagna! That's an excellent review from him! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2005
Very easy and tasty. I used penne pasta instead (on hand) and added onions fresh garlic and some other spices to the meat/sauce mixture. Served with garlic bread. My husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2009
This was easy, fast, and delicious. I had everything on hand already and wanted a quick meal that was "homemade" and not out of a box. I did add some garlic and onions to the meat for more flavor, but other than that followed the recipe. Thanks for the post...a definate keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
This was apretty good basic recipe. Somewhat bland but I spiced it up a bit with garlic salt oregeno & Sweet Basil. My 7 yr. old loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
I make this all the time we call it spagetti ghoulash. But never thought about baking it with with mozzarella cheese. I didnt have rotini so I used small elbow noodles. It's a total please on those nights where you just don't want to make spagetti sauce from scratch and this is a quick fix. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2010
This recipe is OK but not a favorite of anybody in my family. Read More
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