6/1/09

Cheesy Mostaccioli


Cheesy Mostaccioli



Cheesy Mostaccioli


1 package (16 ounces) mostaccioli, uncooked

1 cup green pepper, coarsely chopped

1½ pounds ground beef

1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning

¾ teaspoon pepper
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce

1 can (10¾ ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.

Cook mostaccioli according to package directions; drain. Coarsely chop bell pepper and onion. Cook and stir ground beef, bell pepper and onion over medium heat 10 -12 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.; drain. Stir in seasonings. Add spaghetti sauce and soup; mix well. Combine mostaccioli, meat sauce and 1½ cups of the mozzarella cheese; mix well. Put in 9x13 baking dish; cover with foil. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Ways I saved money:

I used a box of penne pasta, which I had bought on sale
I used an inexpensive canned pasta sauce - Hunt's Traditional Spaghetti Sauce.
I used store-brand cheese and seasoning.
I used a coupon on the cheddar cheese soup.

Changes I made:

I used a full cup of mozzarella for the topping.

2 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this dish! Cheese and pasta are always favs here. Thanks, Connie!

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  2. I made this last night! It is good. I actually had some leftover sauce (with ground beef and seasonings) from a spaghetti dinner earlier in the week and used that to save the whole browning beef and adding canned sauce step. Worked out great, and now I have another "planned over" meal for my files!

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