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Italian Pasta and Beef Bake

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Have dinner on the table in less than an hour. With mostaccioli, mushrooms and mozzarella, it’s marvelous! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked mostaccioli or penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1/2
lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
(15-oz.) can Italian-style tomato sauce
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
(4.5-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook mostaccioli as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; pour into sprayed baking dish.
  • 3
    Add cooked mostaccioli; stir gently to mix. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down on baking dish and seal tightly.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F. for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Prepare this baked pasta and beef recipe with your favorite pasta shape. Rotini or radiatore can be used in place of the mostaccioli or penne.
  • You can reduce the sodium by about 750 milligrams per serving by using no-salt-added tomato sauce and diced whole tomatoes.
  • Italian blend salad greens tossed with low-fat Caesar dressing can be served with this Italian-inspired dish. Add warm rolls or garlic toast to complete the menu. For dessert, serve biscotti and espresso.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 3/4 Cups
Calories
375
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
8g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
24%
24%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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