A spicy pasta casserole, a good one to serve a crowd. Of course you can use more or less seasonings to suit your taste.

Baked Pasta

Joan Donogh
Pasta baked with a spicy tomato and ground beef sauce.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 cups penne or other small pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 can 28 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese


  • Cook pasta and drain.
  • In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef, garlic and onion. Drain fat. Add tomatoes, brown sugar, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and pasta.
  • Cut cream cheese into 1/2 inch cubes and stir into the meat sauce.
  • Put the mixture in a 4 quart casserole dish, or 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 8 servings.



1 Comment

  1. Luscious

    The creamy pasta is a very delicious dish its has all the meat u need for a meals
    Thanks for this recipe


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