Creamy Pasta Bake


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 412.6
  • Total Fat: 18.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,291.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 20.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Creamy Pasta Bake calories by ingredient



Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 pound lean ground beef, cooked
    28 oz. spaghetti sauce
    1 can diced tomatoes, drained
    1 cup sour cream
    16 oz. pasta of your choosing
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated


Directions

Cook pasta and drain. Brown beef. After beef has been drained, mix beef, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, parmesan cheese in same pan. Gently mix in pasta. I reserve a little parm cheese for topping.

Pour into 9x13 casserole dish. Bake in preheated 375* oven for 25 minutes. Serves 8.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STRONGANDSEXY1.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This dish is unreal,even with dinner guests.I made it with chicken mince,whole wheat pasta,ff sour cream, reduced fat mozzarella & added some crushed garlic. We served it with a green salad & wholemeal bake at home rolls & it was a huge hit.I will definitely be making it again.Thanks!!! - 5/12/09


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    Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this with just a little variation, no diced tomatoes and yogurt instead of sour cream. It turned out good. Thanks! - 2/25/09


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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I followed other comments and added some herbs and then sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese before I put it in the oven. The boyfriend loved it and took leftovers to work! - 9/7/10


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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Good to make it with spaghetti left over just adding sour cream/ a bit more of tomato sauce and bake it! - 7/13/09


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipie! Even the boyfriend enjoyed it! Added a few spices (garlic, onion, oregano and parsley) to kick it up a notch. - 10/29/08


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    Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I followed another member's suggestion and replaced the sour cream with yogurt too. - 7/18/09


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I tried it yesterday. The sauce is really creamy and good. I added 1.5 c. of finely chopped mushrooms and zuchinni for added veggies. I also would use less pasta or make more sauce. Mine got a little too dry. GREAT taste though!! - 9/29/08


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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds not only easy to make but that the ingredients combine to make a tasty dish. I will add a bit more liquid since that was referenced in more than one comment & intend to make it tonight! Thanks! - 9/23/08


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit with my boyfriend! I added some garlic and Italian Seasoning to mine. I will definitely try this again... maybe with ground turkey next time. - 7/29/08


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    O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yoo much sodium - 11/1/19


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used low salt tomato sauce and tomatoes to cut down on the sodium. DH and I enjoyed it and will make again - 8/18/19


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    Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was expecting this to be great based on the reviews, but I found it very blah. Not much taste, just plainess. yuck. - 9/7/11


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    O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Was blah...just something to put in your stomach not tasty even with more seasonings - 8/1/11


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was amazing! I added more spices but overall it was amazing! - 3/28/11


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    Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The sour cream is what makes this dish - So Delish!

    Thank you!
    - 9/1/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY EASY - 3/11/10


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds absolutely delicious!!! - 7/19/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sooo good! I can't wait for the leftovers today :) - 12/3/08


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good, but not great - 8/4/08


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    Subbed yogurt for the sour cream. This dish is a keeper! - 7/2/21


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    This was delicious!!!! - 7/2/21


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    sounds good - 6/1/21


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    Very Good
    I replaced the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt to reduce the calories. - 3/30/21


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    Good
    Homemade sauce and no salt tomatoes and less cheese made the sodium a lot less. Was good after that - 2/28/21


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    yummy - 12/26/20


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    I made 2 pans of this for to a pot luck and it went fast. The only thing I added was a pinch of basil. - 6/13/20


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    Thanks - 5/24/20


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    sounds good and easy... I would add sliced or diced mushrooms - 4/27/20


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    thanks. - 4/20/20


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe - 2/27/20


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    Very Good
    Yum! - 12/26/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious...... - 9/27/19


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    it was really good. thanks - 9/15/19


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    Incredible!
    yum - 7/19/19


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    Interesting. - 6/30/19


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    nice - 6/24/19


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    thank you - 5/19/19


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    Very Good
    I subbed broccoli for the ground beef and yogurt for the sour cream and really loved the results. TY! - 3/5/19


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    thanks - 2/20/19


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    Very Good
    left out the sour cream and was happy - 10/12/18


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    Incredible!
    High in calories but a good comfort food. I use different cheese and light sour cream to help slightly. I do like to vary the seasonings too but a hit here. - 2/22/18


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    Good
    Better without the meat - 1/20/18


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    Great recipe and easy to make. I didn't add as many tomatoes, but did use yogurt instead of sour cream and it was awesome. I am also a garlic lover, so added some as well as basil and oregano. I will make this dish again very soon. Froze some leftovers and will change it up again. - 12/19/17


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    Incredible!
    Enjoyed this a lot!! - 12/7/17


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    Good meal for a cold night. - 10/20/17


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    Very Good
    My family likes this - 10/13/17


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    great recipe - 7/7/17


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    Incredible!
    Easy yummy delicious! - 4/24/17


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    Incredible!
    - 5/21/15


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    Incredible!
    Excellent. Everyone took seconds. The dish needs a sexier name though. :) Thanks for sharing. - 10/2/13


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    Very good I made it for 6 of us and doubled some of the amounts like the lean meat.
    Was liked by all! Will make again!
    - 4/3/13


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    Incredible!
    Delicious! I followed the recipe using light sour cream and Garden Delights Trio Italiano as my pasta. We loved it and I will make this again. - 3/25/13


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    Incredible!
    this was great, i used ground turkey and made my basic SP sauce whole grain zitti and low fat sour cream, - 2/10/13


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    Good
    Spaghetti with style. - 12/5/12


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    Good
    This was good. - 10/29/12


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    Very Good
    Very good! The husband loved it!! - 9/17/12


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    Incredible!
    Easy and yummy! - 7/24/12


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    Very Good
    I made this last night. Added pizza cheese just before I put it in the oven. The whole family liked it! - 4/3/12


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    Very Good
    We modified it by using light sour cream instead - saves 24 calories per serving - 2/19/12


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    Good
    Easy to make! I thought it needed a little more seasoning also, I added garlic and onion as others had stated. The dish is yummy, will def make it again! - 1/30/12


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    Incredible!
    Tasty and fast! - 1/21/12


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    Very Good
    i also changed a bit I added mushrooms, onions and garlic to the meat. I don't like a lot of sauce I so I eyeballed to my preference (about .5 a jar) and I didn't use a whole box of pasta cause I used penne rigatoni . It would have been a bit plain otherwise. I will definitely make again :) - 10/14/11


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    Incredible!
    Wonderful!! - 10/5/11


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    Very Good
    The sour cream gave this dish a very nice "tang" to the dish! Reheated wonderfully for lunch the next day, too. - 9/4/11


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    Good
    Lovely! - 8/8/11


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    Very Good
    This is a great recipe! It's so easy and tasty! I did add crushed red pepper and a little mozarella cheese! It will definitely be made again in our house! - 7/19/11


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    Very Good
    The nutritional value of this can be upped by simply adding more veggies, using extra-lean beef, low-sodium tomatoes, pasta sauce and whole wheat pasta. Good basic recipe to play around with! - 7/16/11


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    Very Good
    I'm a vegetarian, so I made this with Morningstar Veggie Crumbles and my entire family loved it. My 2 year old had three bowls...it was delicious. - 6/12/11


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Kids loved it. I would add some more spices and perhaps some sauteed veggies - garlic, zucchini, onions, green peppers, etc... - 5/29/11


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    Very Good
    I added onion to the ground beef along with minced garlic, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper. I also topped with mozzarella cheese 10 minute before taking out of the oven. Very good!!! Quick, easy, and tasty. - 5/10/11


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    Very Good
    sounds easy and fantastic we will try this tommorrow!!! - 1/31/11


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    Very Good
    My kids gobbled it up! Very yummy and super easy! - 1/18/11


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    This was very easy to make and my family who can be picky, all seemed to enjoy it. - 9/30/10


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    Incredible!
    Made this with ground turkey, added some spicey ness, boyfriend and i LOVED it. will def make this again!! - 9/20/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    making this tonight very excited to see how it comes out. it sounds really good. - 8/12/10


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    Very Good
    Awesome alternative for a boring spaghetti dinner. The family loved the creamy sour cream sauce. - 6/21/10


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    Very Good
    Great. I didn't find it dry at all, but I used 13.5 oz box of whole wheat pasta instead of the 16 oz regular box. Needs a little more flavor, I even used garlic & onions. It's a great way to stretch a spaghetti dish. I don't even think it needs baking! - 2/24/10


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    Good
    i thought this was okay. Mine came out a little dry. I did use low fat ingredients which may account for some of the problem. It was good and we might make it again... i plan on using moure sauce next time. - 10/18/09


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    Good
    Made this with yogurt instead of Sour Cream, added italian seasoning & garlic, and used sprouted wheat penne pasta. It's good, but not creamy like I had hoped. It'll feed us for a few days at least though!!! - 8/1/09


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    Incredible!
    Sounds great - 7/29/09


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this soon. Sounds delicious. - 7/25/09


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious - 6/29/09


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My 18 month old actually eats it! If that's not good, I don't kow what is. Only downfall, it is so similar to spaghetti, that we plan to have it instead of spaghetti, so not adding to my dinner menu, just replacing an item. love it though! - 3/9/09


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    Incredible!
    This was so easy to make and my whole family loved it! My aunt was over and she thought it was so good, she called her husband over so they can have dinner with us! I gave her the recipe so next time I could go over and eat her cooking! :-) - 2/25/09


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    Incredible!
    amazing - 1/14/09


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. Can change it with adding some diced zucchini, onion, garlic, mushrooms, fat free sour cream (less) and Ronzoni SmartTaste noodles Maybe Freeze in separate portions! Can prepare and refr until ready to bake. Can mix egg & whole wheat noodles Thanks for the ideas 090107 - 1/7/09


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    Incredible!
    Easy and made a lot of food. I sprinkled a little extra parmesean on top. Husband and I both liked it, i will be making it again. - 11/2/08


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    Incredible!
    What an awesome recipe! Made this for the family last night and my husband even said "it didn't taste like diet food". That is a major compliment from him!! My 14 year old daughter loved as well! Will definitely use again. Of course, I used ground turkey, ff sour cream and low cal spag. sauce. - 10/23/08


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    Incredible!
    This was great! I substituted the ground beef for ground turkey and used ff sour cream. Next time I'm also going to try whole wheat pasta. Family didn't even know this was Mom's "diet food"! - 10/21/08


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    Incredible!
    This was an awesome recipe! - 10/6/08


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    Good
    My hubby and I thought this was great! My kids did not like it, however, but I do think I have the 3 pickiest kids on the planet. This tasted so much like a wonderful soup that we used to get when we lived in Michigan. I've missed that taste! Thanks for a great new take on pasta! - 10/3/08


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    Very Good
    This was VERY good!!! I actually substituted the beef for some chicken I had done the night before that I had leftover and my family loved it!!! - 10/2/08


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    Should I be cooking the pasta before I put it all in the oven or no?? - 10/1/08

    Reply from STRONGANDSEXY1 (10/1/08)
    Yes, cook the pasta before you add everything in and bake it.



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    I plan to make this recipe very soon, using Smart Taste pasta by Ronzoni and fat-free sour cream! Thank you for sharing it! Has anyone tried freezing individual portions-- I'm hoping that will work well with this recipe! - 9/30/08

    Reply from STRONGANDSEXY1 (9/30/08)
    I haven't tried freezing but it's s'posed to do well. I'd add more liquid in the form of the sauce or tomatoes. There IS a lot of pasta going on here. =)



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    Very Good
    This was really easy to make- which is important to me since I have a 5 mo. old. My husband even went back seconds! - 9/29/08


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    Incredible!
    I LOVED this recipe! And so did my family. It was so easy to make. - 9/29/08


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    Incredible!
    Family loves it - even the finiky one! I added green chilies (dices tomatos and green chilis) and topped with fiesta blend cheese - just enough to barely cover top. - 9/26/08


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    Incredible!
    Wonderful! This is so flavorful and delicious. I kept eating the leftovers for days. - 9/23/08


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    Very Good
    I made this recipe and was good for me. I didn't think it was saucy enough, and again, NO response from hubby although he is not a tomato fan. Will have to cut recipe in half, and buy containers to start freezing some of the meals that I like. - 9/23/08


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    Very Good
    Made this last night and my son, who is a fussy eater, loved it and came back for seconds. I put a bit of worcestershire sauce in it and beef stock powder and used extra light sour cream. Will definitely make it again. - 9/22/08