When I pick a recipe to share with you guys I always make sure it’s something that we love. This recipe for Baked Beef and Mushroom Rotini is one of those recipes that I’ll be going back to over and over.
This recipe is company worthy. It’s got that rich tomato flavor that everyone loves. Plus if you serve it with salad, a side like my recipe for Oven Roasted Green Beans, and fresh crispy bread your guests will have more than enough to eat. They also will declare you the best cook they know.
I recommend browning the beef in a large pot or dutch oven. This will make it possible to combine the other ingredients together. I’ve tried making this in a large skillet and it was a close call with getting everything mixed together in the pan and not on the floor. Doing the dishes is enough work without having to mop up a big mess too, right?
Once the pasta comes out of the oven I garnish with parsley flakes and shredded parmesan. This casserole is almost better the next day so be sure to pack up some leftovers for lunch.
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Baked Beef and Mushroom Rotini
- 1 lb. ground beef
- Rotini or penne Pasta 16 oz.
- 3 cups sliced mushroom I used two 4 oz. cans
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 4 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil garlic, and oregano undrained
- 1 6 oz. can tomato paste no salt added
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set aside
- Prepare pasta according to package directions
- In a large pot or dutch oven cook onions, garlic and ground beef until vegetables are tender and beef is browned
- Drain off fat
- Stir in cooked pasta, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water and spices mix until well combined
- Transfer mixture half or mixture into prepared casserole the sprinkle Parmesan cheese over mixture. Pour remaining half or mixture on top of cheese and then sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Garnish with Parmesan cheese and Parsley flakes (optional)