Cheesy Italian Beef Bake

Cheesy Italian Beef Bake

Lasagna lovers, take note. Here’s an easy Italian bake that goes together in a snap!

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1 1/2
pounds lean ground beef
jar (26 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
cup sour cream
cups shredded Parmesan cheese
teaspoon Italian seasoning
cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 1/2
cups milk
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in pasta sauce.
  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in small bowl until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon half of the beef mixture (about 2 cups) into baking dish. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture evenly onto beef mixture. Spoon remaining beef mixture over cream cheese mixture.
  4. Stir 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the Bisquick mix and milk in medium bowl until blended. Pour over beef mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Bake 5 minutes longer. Let stand at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ground turkey also works well in this hot and hearty casserole.
Time Saver
You can now purchase precooked seasoned beef in a variety of flavors. If you want to save time, look for Italian-seasoned precooked ground beef and use enough to equal 1 1/2 pounds. No cooking, no cleanup--just mix with the pasta sauce and assemble the casserole.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 650
    • (Calories from Fat 360 ),
  • Total Fat 40 g
    • (Saturated Fat 19 g,),
  • Cholesterol 110 mg;
  • Sodium 1500 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 40 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 33 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.