Really easy and filling recipe. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread.

Dawn

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add mostaccioli and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat the inside of a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Mix pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, cumin, salt, black pepper, and garlic salt into ground beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir sour cream, cream cheese, and ricotta cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and pasta together in a bowl until evenly coated; spread into the prepared baking dish. Spoon pasta sauce mixture over pasta mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over pasta sauce. Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 20 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Rigatoni or penne pasta can be substituted for mostaccioli.

Italian cheese blend can be substituted for Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

667 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 53.8g; fat 37.4g; cholesterol 111.2mg; sodium 958.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2014
A very nice baked pasta casserole. I made it just as submitted. I was surprised at how much sour cream/cream cheese/ricotta there was for the amount of pasta. I thought it might be too rich but it wasn't. I will make this again. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2014
I have been trying several similar recipes but wasn't quite happy with any of them. This recipe is the best so far and tasted exactly like what I have been wanting. It's also easier than the others - bonus! I used a 42 ounce jar of pasta sauce and thought the sauce ratio was perfect. I used a variety of different pastas I had left in my cupboard and I followed the suggestion that Italian cheese blend could be substituted for the cheddar and thought this was amazing. I will definitely make this dish again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2014
A very nice baked pasta casserole. I made it just as submitted. I was surprised at how much sour cream/cream cheese/ricotta there was for the amount of pasta. I thought it might be too rich but it wasn't. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
My whole family loved this. The addition of the sour cream and cream cheese along with the ricotta really made a nice difference from other similar dishes I've made. The only change I'll make for next time is to increase the sauce a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
I substituted the ricotta cheese for cottage cheese and used ground turkey and Italian turkey sausage. My family LOVED it!! They asked me to make it again the following week. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2015
This should have more reviews. I was looking for a recipe similar in flavor to lasagna but without lasagna noodles and this definitely met my requirements. I used rice fusilli noodles (for gluten-free eaters) a slightly different ratio of ingredients (based on what I had and other users' suggestions about adding more tomato sauce) and the addition of some chopped black olives. Will certainly be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2016
I'm not the best cook, but this is so easy that it makes my family believe there is hope for me. They eat it all up every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2017
This was fast and easy. My picky teen even had seconds. I paired it with Res Lobster biscuits and what a hit! I made some adjustments to the recipe. I ALWAYS brown my ground beef with chopped onions but also add a tsp of fresh ginger and garlic (each) pastes. The ginger and garlic help keep the gamey taste out of meat (a Pakistani recipe secret!). I always use Newman's marinara sauce but I also added a little water to thin it and a tsp salt and half tsp black pepper. Salt and pepper are to taste. In a bowl I combined the mastaccioli pasta (3/4 box) shredded mozzarella 1 jar pasta sauce 1 pound lean ground beef and stirred them all together before putting half of the mixture into a backing dish (I froze the remaining). Cover and cook for about 15 mins. I had the oven on 475 for the biscuits so the pasta went in too. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2016
The entire finicky family LOVED this. I mean, cleaned their plates. Kids took it to school for lunch today. I changed a few things just because that worked for us. I omitted the meat the cumin, and the Italian seasoning; used 16 ounces of mostaccioli instead of 12; used ricotta instead of cottage cheese; and used mozzarella instead of cheddar. And despite all those changes, it was fabulous - really the kind of recipe that can be tweaked here and there to suit your tastes and needs, just like any good casserole, and still be outstanding. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
delicious and very easy to make Read More
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