Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

               When I menu plan for the week. It can't always be about my personal tastes.
          I have to keep the kids in mind and make, meals that I know they will love and not
         complain about. I have a couple picky eaters in my house. SIGH. This recipe is pretty
         simple and on a busy week day, we need quick and easy. Serve with a side salad -
                           and some crusty bread..your meal will be complete. Enjoy.

                                                         Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

            1 1/2 ground beef
            1 onion, diced
            1 green bell pepper, diced
            1/3 cup scallions
            1 ( 16 ounce ) box mini bow ties
            2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
            2 ounces sour cream
            1 cup cream cheese or ricotta
            1/2 cup cheddar cheese
            1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
            1 garlic clove, minced
            salt, pepper and garlic powder

            1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
            Add salt to the boiling water and add the pasta. Cook about 8 minutes or until
            it is al dente. Drain well, set aside.
            2) Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onions, scallions, garlic
            and green pepper. Cook until browned and veggies are tender. Drain fat. Add
            tomato sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
            3) Add the meat mixture to the pasta, stir. Add all the cheese and mix well.
            Place everything in a 9 by 13 pan. You can add extra cheese at this point.
            Bake about 20 minutes. Top with parsley. Serve with salad and bread.



  1. Sounds really good for cold winter dinner. My husband would love it!!

  2. Look looks delicious! And I love that you used Farfalle. It makes an ordinary dish very unordinary and fabulous in fact!!! Another great one Val!!!!

  3. I have to think about my husbands tastes ;) He is not a peppers and onions guy, so when I put those in dishes...they must be diced beyond recognition! This dish is perfect!

  4. mmmm...girl you make my mouth water. I like the added ingredient of sour cream to this, I would not think of that and must try it. Happy New Year Val!~

  5. This looks so good:) Would definitely be a crowd pleaser at my house!

  6. We need meals just like this to keep us going throughout the week.

  7. yum! Cooking is something I definitely plan to do in the new year for my family! Your blog has me inspired! xoox,tracie

  8. I have no doubt my husband will love this! It's raining here today--so this hot meal and crusty bread would be perfect!

  9. YUM! That looks sooo yummy! Must try :)
    Happy New Year Val!

  10. I have picky eaters to. I do the same thing you do. Great recipe!

  11. My husband would seriously loooove this dish!

  12. I live with one of the pickiest eaters alive and he would LOVE this so much!

  13. oh now this looks hearty and warm and fun and delicious! YUM!

  14. Sounds good to this big kid:) I like this stick-to-your-ribs kind of casserole!

  15. hi val! ok... this is SO going on our dinner menu rotation. my boyfriend would propose if i ever made this haha! perfect for a chilly night when all i want is comfort food. :)

  16. What size is the box of pasta? I have a 700g box. It's pretty big. Maybe 6 or 7 cups.


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