Cheesy Beef Pasta Bake

    55 min

    A hearty and delicious bake that everyone will love. Pasta is layered with a meat and vegetable sauce, Cheddar and mozzarella. Enjoy with a simple side salad.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 225g pasta
    • 900g minced beef
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 1 small green pepper, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 (300g) tin chopped mushrooms, drained
    • 1 (295g) tin condensed tomato soup
    • 1 (295g) tin condensed cream of mushroom soup
    • 60g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 60g grated mozzarella cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.
    3. In a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat, stir together the minced beef, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic and mushrooms. Cook until beef is evenly brown and vegetables are tender. Drain fat. Stir in the tomato soup and cream of mushroom soup.
    4. Place half of the cooked pasta in the prepared baking dish. Layer with half of the meat mixture and half of both Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Salt and pepper to taste, then repeat the layers with the remaining cheese being the top layer; salt and pepper to taste once again, if desired.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the surface is hot and bubbly.

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    I was reading about this recipe the other day. It originates from Columbus, Ohio - where I live - so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Well, all I can say is that it was WAY better than I thought it would be. I made this recipe for 2, but I used the whole can of tomato soup plus a good glug of V8 veggie juice, or it would have been way too dry. I also used much more cheese. This was very good - a kind of 'poor man's lasagna.' I will make this again for sure. Thank you very much!  -  25 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this last night for a quick and easy meal. I didn't add the celery because I didn't have any. I did add a pepper/onion frozen stir fry to the ground beef. I also seasoned the beef with my favorite seasonings, onion and garlic powder, adobo, oregano, salt and pepper. The family enjoyed it. And even though I thought it was a glorified version of hamburger helper, I enjoyed it also. Will make again.  -  21 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Ridiculously good for a casserole. I'm not a big casserole fan at all, but this knocked my socks off. I omitted the meat and used some crumbled veggie burger patties instead, and added peas, cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper. It was fabulous. I also used some sliced American cheese on top- AMAZING! The casserole was creamy and flavorful and filling.  -  09 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)