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Creamy Pasta Casserole

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"This easy meal uses cream cheese to add an extra creamy texture to ingredients that are usually on hand. Quick and delicious!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 401
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour pasta-and-beef mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese melts, 5 to 10 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 401 calories; 16.1 44.5 19.6 57 465 Full nutrition

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Made this for recipe group and based on the ingredients I was pretty sure Hubby would enjoy it as a comforting meal. Simple to prepare and easy to follow directions…I did follow them exactly bu...

Most helpful critical review

Well, I thought it was kind of one dimensional and needed something. I also put in additional seasoning. The family thought it was pretty good but I don't think I'll be making it again.

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Made this for recipe group and based on the ingredients I was pretty sure Hubby would enjoy it as a comforting meal. Simple to prepare and easy to follow directions…I did follow them exactly bu...

Recipe Group Selection: 10, January 2015 ~ This was a nice dinner. I chose to use spaghetti noodles, as that is what I had on hand. Because we enjoy the taste of sauteed onions, I chopped rat...

Simple and delicious! The only thing I did differently was build it more like another casserole I make - I mixed the pasta and the cream cheese (and added some green onions for fun) and spread ...

This was easy-And just fine for an easy weeknight. I didn’t bake it in the oven. I added the cheese to individual bowls and served. Made as written. I make something similar with different sp...

Seriously delicious one dish wonder when adding a few ingredients ... here’s what I did: I used about 1 1/2 C shredded cooked chicken and 3/4C pepperoni (pre-warmed to get rid of some of the gre...

Used Rotini in place of bow tie pasta.

So quick and easy to make. it also tastes amazing! I added a little extra cheese in the pasta mixture. I also used ground chicken and it is still amazing!

Well, I thought it was kind of one dimensional and needed something. I also put in additional seasoning. The family thought it was pretty good but I don't think I'll be making it again.

Perfect meal for teen boys with a side of Italian Green Beans. Mid's jarred sauce is 32 oz which is perfect for a 16 oz box of pasta. Still used 1# of gr bf and it was plenty. Now we have leftov...