Baked Italian Meat and Pasta casserole

Baked Italian Meat and Pasta casserole
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 594.7
  • Total Fat: 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.4 mg
  • Sodium: 946.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 32.5 g

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Introduction

Easy pasta dish that takes minutes to put together and always satisfies. My children call it Beef-a-roni, but it has more than just ground meat in it. Not for the weight-conscious however. It's rich and filling. Easy pasta dish that takes minutes to put together and always satisfies. My children call it Beef-a-roni, but it has more than just ground meat in it. Not for the weight-conscious however. It's rich and filling.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 lb. ground chuck, browned and drained of fat
    3 links medium Italian Sausage, diced or crumbled
    1-2 jars pasta/spaghetti sauce of choice
    1 pint button mushrooms, sliced
    3 T. (pats) of butter
    2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/2 t. salt
    8 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 lb. corkscrew noodle pasta prepared as per package

Directions

1. Boil pasta per package instructions, Drain, rinse and set aside in large bowl.
2. Saute mushrooms, garlic and salt in skillet with butter until tender, about 6 minutes. Add to pasta bowl.
3. Cook ground chuck in skillet, browning well and draining of fat. Add to pasta in bowl.
4. Cook links of sausage by removing casings and breaking up like ground beef. Saute until cooked thoroughly. Add to pasta bowl.
5. Add spaghetti sauce to pasta bowl. (I use Classico tomato/basil or italian sausage and mushroom. Depending on how much pasta, you may need a second jar.
6. Mix all ingredients well'
7. Mix in about half of mozzarella cheese
8. Pour into greased glass casserole dish (9 x 11)
9. Top with remaining shredded mozzarella
10 Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees until bubbling and cheese begins to brown.


Serving Size: Makes casserole 9" x 11", about 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PATTISHINEHAYES.

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