Comida Kraft
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Easy Italian Baked Pasta

Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
40
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Combine Parmesan and mozzarella to give this pasta bake its Italian appeal. This Easy Italian Pasta Bake is oven-ready in 20 minutes.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Add pasta, pasta sauce and half the Parmesan; mix well.
  • Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheeses.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Storing Ground Beef

Store ground beef in the coldest part of the refrigerator for up to 2 days. (The refrigerator temperature should be no higher than 40°F.) For longer storage, wrap the meat tightly in foil or freezer-weight plastic wrap and store in the freezer. When thawing, place the meat on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent any drippings from cross-contaminating other foods.

Substitute

Prepare using regular penne pasta.

Variation

Substitute 2 cups frozen BOCA Ground Crumbles for the browned ground beef - no need to thaw before using as directed.

Substitute

Prepare using ground turkey or Italian sausage.

Special Extra

Add 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and 3 minced garlic cloves to ground beef before browning in skillet.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 4 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Made with lean meat and whole grains, this hearty casserole is the perfect dish to serve any night of the week. And the melted mozzarella on top provides ooey goodness as well as a good source of calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 430
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 830mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 9g
Protein 34g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy Italian Pasta Bake is rated 4.653061224489796 out of 5 by 49.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this several times. I've made this several times. Family and friends love it and it freezes well. I have learned to cut back on the amount of pasta or the amount of beef because without doing so the dish is a little too dry for our likes. I also brown some chopped onion and/or minced garlic with the meat for extra flavor and use two cups of mozzarella. Thanks Kraft for this lovely easy basic recipe.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY AND AWESOME! I am definitely NOT an everyday cooking person and I always doubt my cooking because it feels like I never get the flavor right BUT this by far is the easiest and most delicious thing I have made and best part is, EVERYONE loved it and always compliments! Highly, Highly, Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I already had regular penne pasta so used that in place of the whole wheat pasta. I already had regular penne pasta so used that in place of the whole wheat pasta. I made as recipe states but next time would add some seasonings like garlic, italian seasoning, etc. I didn't measure, just eye balled the amounts of cheese and pasta. I also used a little more sauce.
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this once and it was ok. I made this once and it was ok. Altered it & Made it last night and it was awesome. Was soo cheesy and delicious I made it with italian sausage. Extra pasta. Jar of Alfredo sauce Most of the Jar of red sauce Mozzarella cheese and some cheddar And Parmesan And parsley.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this dish several times now with slight variations of the meat, i.e. I've made this dish several times now with slight variations of the meat, i.e. (ground beef mixed with sausage, ground turkey sausage) and it's tasted great each time. I always cook the meats with extra garlic and seasonings. This is from a person who doesn't eat pasta dishes!
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick & easy -- I cut cost by using 3/4 lbs of beef & half jar of sauce But ADDED 1 can of garlic... Quick & easy -- I cut cost by using 3/4 lbs of beef & half jar of sauce But ADDED 1 can of garlic diced tomatoes ( not drained) & 1 can of sliced mushrooms (drained) I only used about a cup of shredded mozzarella -- We don't like it too cheesy. --
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it! I made it for dinner yesterday and everyone loved it!! I didn't use the whole wheat pasta and used ground turkey instead. I also added onion powder, garlic powder and basil in with the meat and sauce. Plus, I used more sauce.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’ve also made this with Italian sausage. I’ve also made this with Italian sausage. While cooking the sausage I mix in garlic and onions. I’ve also added zucchinis and mushrooms to the pasta dish my family loves it and it’s a way to get my 12 year old to eat her veggies.
Date published: 2012-05-17
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