Ziti Casserole with Ground Beef and Mushrooms

Ziti Casserole With Ground Beef and Mushrooms
Ziti Casserole With Ground Beef and Mushrooms. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (25)
  • Total: 47 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
744 Calories
30g Fat
77g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8
Amount per serving
Calories 744
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 40g
Calcium 219mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make this pasta casserole with ziti pasta or other large tubular pasta. Serve this delicious ziti bake with a tossed salad and garlic bread for a perfect family meal.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ziti or other large tubular pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 to 6 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or a combination of mozzarella and cheddar

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°.

  2. Cook pasta in boiling water following package directions. Drain and rinse with hot water.

  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  4. Brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes. Add onion, green pepper, and mushrooms and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

  5. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, cream of mushroom soup, and diced tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until hot. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. Spread half of the pasta in the prepared baking dish. Spoon half of the sauce over the pasta, then top with half of the cheese. Repeat layers with the remaining pasta, sauce, and cheese.

  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

Serves 8