Ground Beef Ricotta Bake


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 367.5
  • Total Fat: 21.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.5 mg
  • Sodium: 308.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g

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My husband loved this when I made it up one night My husband loved this when I made it up one night
Number of Servings: 6


    1/8 to 1/4 box spaghetti or angel hair
    1 TBS margarine
    16 oz. lean ground beef
    1 TBS minced onion
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    3/4 c. part skim ricotta
    1 TBS dried basil
    1 TBS dried oregano
    1 tsp dried rosemary
    1 large tomato, chopped
    4 TBS ketchup
    .5 c. part skim shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions. While waiting, brown ground beef. Drain. Add minced onion, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. After pasta is cooked and drained, add to an 8x8 square baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Mix 1 TBS of margarine into spaghetti. Spread in an even layer. Add ricotta to the ground beef in its skillet. Mix well. Spread beef and ricotta mixture evenly over spaghetti. Sprinkle basil, oregano, and rosemary over the top. Cover this layer with chopped tomatoes. Distribute ketchup evenly over tomatoes. Cover it all with the mozzarella cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNIW70.


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Its a every day dish, nothing fancy but quite tasty. I might add some red bell peppers to give it a bit more taste. All make it again, its quick, good and simple! - 10/2/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty tasty! The ricotta does kinda give it a grainy texture in the beef but it's definately yummy. I might mix the ketchup into the ricotta mix the next time to give it a more sweetness and flavor. Definately would make again. Hubby even liked it! - 5/8/08

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  • was a good dish but seemed a little on the dry side when it was finished... taste was excellent just kept finding myself feeling like i was ending up with spaghetti with barey any sauce or anythng else other than tomatoes in it.. may make again but may try to tweak it for my family... - 3/10/14

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  • I think this recipe was ok. The ketchup sort of ruined it for me. I would like to find something to use in its place. - 12/12/13

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  • Loved IT! I cut down the spices to 1/2 Tbsp of Basil & Oregano. It was perfect! Picky 7 year old who hates meat unless it's chicken nuggets had seconds and told me, "The next time you make something I don't like make some of this for me to eat." Husband liked it too and both of them hate ketchup. - 10/20/11

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  • I made this last night, and it was hit with the husband. Pretty easy to make, and very tasty (I added a whole bunch of spices though). - 4/14/11

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  • Very, very yummy. I doubled the recipe. Instead of using 2 tomatoes, I used one large tomato and one can of diced tomatoes because that's what I had. I used olive oil instead of butter on the pasta. My husband and his friends really liked it. - 3/14/11

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  • This was a fit in my home!!! I added some homemade pasta sauce to the pasta before putting it in the pan. - 5/27/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very simple flavors, great for serving picky eaters. Thank you. - 5/19/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks yummy! - 6/23/08

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