- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 485.3
- Total Fat: 19.3 g
- Cholesterol: 69.1 mg
- Sodium: 513.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 45.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
- Protein: 32.2 g
Rainbow's Hamburger and Cheese CasseroleSubmitted by: RAINBOWCO
IntroductionHearty tomato flavor. Add side salad and bread for Italian style dinner. Hearty tomato flavor. Add side salad and bread for Italian style dinner.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
6 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups fatfree milk
1 3/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
4 cups uncooked penne (tubular-shaped pasta)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1. Cook Rotini according to package directions and drain.
2..Combine first 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble.
3.Add mushrooms; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Drain
4.Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (tomato paste through whole tomatoes); stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. Set aside.
5.Place flour in a medium saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Place over medium heat; cook 10 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
6.Stir in cheeses; cook 3 minutes or until cheeses melt, stirring constantly. Reserve 1/2 cup cheese sauce.
7.Pour remaining cheese sauce, beef mixture, and pasta into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, and stir gently. Drizzle reserved cheese sauce over pasta mixture.
8.Cover and Bake at 350Â°, covered, for 35 minutes or until heated through
Yield: 8 servings - 1 1/2 cups each
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAINBOWCO.