EASY PASTA WITH MEAT SAUCE
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 24oz jar of Italian sauce
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. oil of choice ( I used olive oil)
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8oz whole wheat pasta (use ½ of 16oz box, I used the Rotini that's the spiral shape)
Instructions
  1. Use large skillet over medium heat add oil. Once oil is warm add onions sauté until translucent than add garlic sauté about a minute.
  2. Add ground beef and break up to desired consistency, than add pasta sauce. Continue to cook on medium heat until ground beef is no longer pink and sauce has become little thick. About 10mins
  3. Cook pasta per package instructions and drain
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the meat sauce, mix well.
  5. Lightly grease 13x9 baking dish or any oven safe casserole dish. Transfer to baking dish.
  6. Top with cheese bake in preheated 350 degrees F until cheese has melted.
Notes
Ground beef I used was 85% lean.

If you like the sauce thicker you can continue to cook it a littler longer.

You can use the entire 16oz box of pasta, but for 1lb of ground beef I like to use just half the box, it's about 3 cups of pasta. But you can use any pasta.

I usually use any blend of cheese I have on hand. Use more or less.

The kids love this dish with garlic bread and a side of Italian dressing salad
Recipe by Cooking With Shazia at https://cookingwithshazia.com/easy-pasta-bake-with-meat-sauce/