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Hearty Pasta and Cheese Bake Recipe
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Hearty Pasta and Cheese Bake

Baked dish of rotini pasta, ground beef, hearty tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese

20
Prep Time
(MINUTES)
50
Total Time
(MINUTES)
6
Servings
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Ingredients

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 8 ounces dry rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pound ground sirloin beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes in Sauce, undrained
  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (3/4 cup = 3 oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup = 4 oz)
Makes: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)

Nutrition Information Per Serving

412
Calories
14g
Total Fat
31g
Protein
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Brown meat with onions in large skillet over medium-high heat while pasta is cooking, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Drain. Add diced tomatoes with their sauce, the tomato paste, water, parsley, salt and black pepper; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to tomato mixture along with the Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper; mix well. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 20 minutes, or until pasta mixture is hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 412  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 14 g 22%
Saturated fat 7 g 34%
Cholesterol 67 MG 22%
Sodium 654 MG 27%
Carbohydrate 38 g 13%
Dietary fiber 4 g 15%
Sugars 4 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin A   13%
Vitamin C   18%
Calcium   30%
Iron   20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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1 Reviews for Hearty Pasta and Cheese Bake
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1 cup is equal to 8 oz, not 4.
Lanae,
May 01, 2014
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