This Creamy Baked Pasta Casserole Recipe Is Serious Comfort Food With a Twist by 30Seconds Food
This creamy baked pasta casserole recipe shakes things up by using salsa instead of tomato sauce and cream cheese to make it irresistible. A delicious twist, right?
The creamy casserole is made with pasta (we suggest penne, rotini or ziti), ground beef or ground turkey, onion, a jar of salsa (mild, medium or hot), cream cheese (enter the creaminess factor), beef broth, mozzarella cheese and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The casserole is baked in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. Dinner is done.
Serve this easy ground beef (or ground turkey!) pasta recipe with a salad and garlic bread for a hearty, comforting dinner any day of the week.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 4 cups pasta (penne, rotini or ziti work well), cooked according to package directions for al dente
- 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa
- 1 box (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Here's how to make it:
- Brown the ground beef and onion in a sauté pan until meat is cooked through, about 6 minutes.
- Add the salsa, beef stock and cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, until cheese melts and is thoroughly incorporated into the meat.
- Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Pour into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with the cheeses.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
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