Barbecue sauce lends a sweet and savory flavor to an Italian-style casserole.
cups uncooked ziti pasta (11 oz)
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cup chopped fresh parsley
cup barbecue sauce
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
Stir pasta, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the milk, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese into beef in skillet. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.
You can substitute 3 cups of uncooked penne pasta for the ziti.
For a splash of added color, sprinkle chopped tomato over this cheesy dish.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.