Italian Pasta CasseroleSubmitted by: COVEREDNPRAYING
IntroductionFeatured in the Oct/Nov 08 issue of Healthy Cooking with some changes to suit our family's tastes. Featured in the Oct/Nov 08 issue of Healthy Cooking with some changes to suit our family's tastes.
2 cups uncooked macaroni
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casing removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 c. tomato paste
3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 t. chili powder
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. dried thyme
1/8 t. pepper
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
While pasta cooks, crumble beef and sausage in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Add pasta to meat mixture. Transfer half of mixture to a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle 1/2 cheese over. Repeat layers.
Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COVEREDNPRAYING.