Creamy Pasta Casserole

Creamy Pasta Casserole

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Crystal Wold 1

"This easy meal uses cream cheese to add an extra creamy texture to ingredients that are usually on hand. Quick and delicious!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 401 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and return pasta to pot. Melt cream cheese into the pasta. Stir pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes into the pasta mixture.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to the skillet; cook and stir until some of the fat has rendered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic to the beef, continue cooking until the ground beef is completely browned, about 5 minutes more. Stir beef mixture into the pasta mixture.
  4. Pour pasta-and-beef mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese melts, 5 to 10 minutes.
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ellie
1/13/2015

Made this for recipe group and based on the ingredients I was pretty sure Hubby would enjoy it as a comforting meal. Simple to prepare and easy to follow directions…I did follow them exactly but if I were to make it again I would likely mix the pasta sauce in with the meat instead of the pasta… I did add some mushrooms since I had some on hand. Thanks for a very nice one dish meal recipe.

Molly
1/18/2015

Recipe Group Selection: 10, January 2015 ~ This was a nice dinner. I chose to use spaghetti noodles, as that is what I had on hand. Because we enjoy the taste of sauteed onions, I chopped rather than minced. I melted the cream cheese with the meat and onion mixture to make sure the cream cheese completely melted. This worked well for me and then I added the mixture to the pasta and sauce mixture. I split the casserole in to 2 dishes and shared one with my parents. They enjoyed this dish too.

jennyandcompany
7/3/2013

Simple and delicious! The only thing I did differently was build it more like another casserole I make - I mixed the pasta and the cream cheese (and added some green onions for fun) and spread that in the bottom of the casserole dish. I simmmered the sauce with the meat and seasonings for a few minutes and then layered that on top of the pasta in the dish. It was a hit with all 6 members of my family, and that is no easy task!