Quick Beef and Pasta Casserole

    40 minutes

    This has to be the quickest and easiest casserole I know of. It's a perfect thing to throw together when you want to feed hungry people in a hurry.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 800g spaghetti sauce
    • 500g rotini pasta
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a frypan, cook beef until brown over medium heat. Drain excess fat from meat.
    3. Add spaghetti sauce and rotini pasta to browned beef. In a casserole dish layer meat mixture, followed with the mozzarella cheese, repeat.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

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    I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little dry, but still good. Perhaps next time I'll cover with foil for 15-20 minutes, then uncover for the last few minutes. I think I'll make it again! Oh - I also recommend spraying the baking dish with non-stick spray to ease clean up.  -  20 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made a few changes, I used ricotta cheese in the middle and spaghetti for the pasta. A new favorite for me and my husband. So good and so easy to do!  -  07 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good as written. Quick, filling, and pleasing. Add a tossed salad and garlic toast for a great and easy meal. I've used ham, pepperoni, sausage as meat variations; used ricotta, cottage cheese, mild cheddar for cheese variations; and salsa for sauce variations. A handy go-to recipe. Thanks for the idea and inspiration LaDonna!  -  30 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)