Creamy Baked Pasta

A delicious pasta casserole, very attractive too. You can easily half it for a smaller family dinner.

Creamy Baked Pasta
 
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Layers of pasta, meat sauce, cream cheese mixture topped with cheddar cheese.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups macaroni or other small pasta
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, combine beef and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned. Drain fat.
  2. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta and drain. Spread in the bottom of a 4 quart casserole. Top with the meat sauce.
  4. In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese and sour cream or yogurt. Blend until smooth. Stir in green onions. Layer over the meat sauce. Top all with the Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes, until casserole is heated through. Makes 8 servings.

 

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