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

Crystal Wold
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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.

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Nutrition Facts

401 calories; 16.1 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 465 mg sodium. 44.5 g carbohydrates; 19.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
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 but if I were to make it again I would likely mix the pasta sauce in with the meat instead of the pasta I did add some mushrooms since I had some on hand. Thanks for a very nice one dish meal recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2015
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. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
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 but if I were to make it again I would likely mix the pasta sauce in with the meat instead of the pasta I did add some mushrooms since I had some on hand. Thanks for a very nice one dish meal recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
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 but if I were to make it again I would likely mix the pasta sauce in with the meat instead of the pasta I did add some mushrooms since I had some on hand. Thanks for a very nice one dish meal recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
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 that in the bottom of the casserole dish. I simmmered the sauce with the meat and seasonings for a few minutes and then layered that on top of the pasta in the dish. It was a hit with all 6 members of my family and that is no easy task! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2015
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 rather than minced. I melted the cream cheese with the meat and onion mixture to make sure the cream cheese completely melted. This worked well for me and then I added the mixture to the pasta and sauce mixture. I split the casserole in to 2 dishes and shared one with my parents. They enjoyed this dish too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2015
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 leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
My sons play sports which means rushed dinner.... This is great and filling for boys! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2013
Simple and yummy. I had to do a bit more seasoning for my family's tastes though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2015
Recipe Group: This was nummy the cream cheese adds a nice touch. Next time I may not bother to throw it in the oven though unless I made it ahead like I did last night. I used mini farfalle because that's what I had and some 'no sugar added' sauce from the cupboard. Easy and everyone had seconds thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
Not bad I season my ground beef the same way no matter what I'm using it for and so I did not find this lacking flavor!. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
Used Rotini in place of bow tie pasta. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2015
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. Read More