Rating: 4.5 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This easy meal uses cream cheese to add an extra creamy texture to ingredients that are usually on hand. Quick and delicious!

Recipe Summary

cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and return pasta to pot. Melt cream cheese into the pasta. Stir pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes into the pasta mixture.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to the skillet; cook and stir until some of the fat has rendered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic to the beef, continue cooking until the ground beef is completely browned, about 5 minutes more. Stir beef mixture into the pasta mixture.

  • Pour pasta-and-beef mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese melts, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fat 16.1g; cholesterol 57.1mg; sodium 465.1mg. Full Nutrition
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