Simple Hamburger Hot Dish

Ground beef, pasta and tomatoes come together to create a flavorful casserole. Classic cuisine!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1
tablespoon sugar
1
cup shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (4 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic powder and salt over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and pasta. Pour into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 4 Cover dish with foil. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Slightly undercook the rotini for perfect al dente pasta in casseroles.

Like things spicy? Use 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles instead of plain diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1120mg
1120%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.