This is a delicious pasta dish that is very easy to make. I like to use spiral noodles, but this recipe can be made with any shaped pasta. Serve with a salad and warm bread if desired.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 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 and reserve.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a large skillet, brown the beef until no longer pink; drain off grease. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes to beef and simmer for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish, pour in beef and tomato mixture and add pasta; mix well. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

751.8 calories; 36.4 g protein; 80.3 g carbohydrates; 155.7 mg cholesterol; 1094.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2004
I made this recipe tonight and my husband loved it. It reminded us of lasagna. I used medium shells for the pasta. I added onion and garlic powder to the meat. I added 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes and only 1/2 jar of sauce. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. I will definitley make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2009
This was easy, but we found it a little bland. It wasn't bad, we ate it and I will probably have it for leftovers, but I think it needs some spicing up, maybe some onion and garlic, a little more salt. It was okay tasting. It might even matter the brand of Italian tomatoes and sauce that is used how much flavor you get. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2004
I made this recipe tonight and my husband loved it. It reminded us of lasagna. I used medium shells for the pasta. I added onion and garlic powder to the meat. I added 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes and only 1/2 jar of sauce. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. I will definitley make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
My husband and I loved this and ate for the leftovers for the next day's lunch and dinner. I did tweak it a little since reading that some people thought it a bit bland. I first sauteed onions and bell peppers in olive oil until it started to carmelize before adding the beef to brown. I then seasoned the beef with garlic salt pepper and italian seasoning. I used a spaghetti sauce that had lots of veggies in it and used diced tomatoes instead of stewed. I also used penne pasta. It was soooo flavorful and was great with crusty bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2003
I used the spiral noodles as you suggested. This was a really quick and easy recipe that was a hit with my husband. I added some shredded cheddar cheese with the mozzarella cheese on top. I also added a half chopped green bell pepper and half chopped onion for extra taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2003
Followed the recipie closely and my family enjoyed it and are looking forward to the leftovers. Next time I would add some garlic peppers and onions. It is quick and easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2003
Easy lunch recipe! I took the advice of "cook from Cape Cod" = added some garlic peppers and onions (great addition!!). I liked the tomatoes in this recipe and highly recommend that they're included. Although I used the hamburger- I think the use of Italian sausage would be a better ingrediant! Thanks for the easy recipe Pamela! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2006
My family loved this recipe and they are picky eaters. I did not add the mushrooms but put in 1 cup of water with the uncooked noodles and put it all in my crockpot on low for 6 hours turned out superb. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2003
This dish was great. I fried the mushrooms with onions first then added it the ground beef and spaghetti sauce. I'll definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2006
The family loved this one! It was a hit with my husband and three daughters. I used the Barilla Plus rotini to give it an even healthier kick. Also added diced onion pressed garlic thyme and a dash of salt while browning. Substituted one large can of Tuttorosso for the jarred sauce and stewed tomatoes. We had more than half of the casserole left over and the amount we ate included 2nds for the girls. Next time I will definately split it into 2 trays and freeze one for later! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2009
This was easy, but we found it a little bland. It wasn't bad, we ate it and I will probably have it for leftovers, but I think it needs some spicing up, maybe some onion and garlic, a little more salt. It was okay tasting. It might even matter the brand of Italian tomatoes and sauce that is used how much flavor you get. Read More
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