Layers of pasta, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked together for a satisfying family casserole.

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10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes, or until browned and crumbled, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomato paste; blend well.

  • Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with half the pasta, half the remaining sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, starting with pasta and ending with cheese.

  • Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 58.4mg; sodium 863.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

Rating: 5 stars
This was pretty easy and very tasty. I was afraid that my husband wasn't going to like it, so I made a few modifications. Instead of the Four Cheese sauce, I used Garlic and Herb and I also seasoned the ground beef a bit. Overall, this was an easy recipe to follow and I got some good feedback. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great! I mixed the pasta and sauce together before I layered. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Very simple. I prefer a little garlic and onion with the meat, and ricotta cheese. I also think it is better to mix pasta with sauce to prevent pasta from becoming dried out in spots. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A bit acidy but really easy and yummy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very good I spiced the meat and the sauce to my liking though Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was super easy to make. I think I may have tripled the pasta requirements, but I thought it needed it. I didn't think there would be enough of the meat mixture, but there definitely was. My children even enjoyed this, and they hardly eat anything. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple enough... for me to screw up. LOL! Seriously though, what I did wrong was NOT cook the pasta. Not a biggie really since this is how I make my lasagna. I usually rinse out the sauce jar and add that water to the casserole and it comes out perfectly. Takes longer to bake but on this day I had the time. Fewer dirty dishes, quicker prep time. I used a bit more mozz and added garlic powder and parmesan. I also used a spaghetti sauce of personal choice and a store brand tomato paste. Next time I would be inclined to add a couple cloves of fresh garlic and maybe a 1/4 lb of sweet or mild Italian sausage, ricotta cheese mixed with egg and a can of stewed tomatoes. :-9 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tried it for a bunch of friends. Every one loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made 5/7/2015 with veggie italian sausage instead of beef and regular pasta instead of 4 cheese. All of us enjoyed. Read More