Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

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This Creamy Beef Pasta Bake is an easy dinner recipe the whole family loves! This recipe doesn’t take a lot of actual cooking and makes a ton of food. For my family, this is one of those cook once eat twice kind of meals since it makes so much.

Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each paprika and Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 24 oz Rao’s Marinara sauce
  • 15 oz jar Rao’s Alfredo sauce
  • 16 oz Cellentani pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

Prep Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

This recipe is pretty easy to make so there isn’t a lot of prep work required. Make sure you have a pound of ground beef thawed.

I like to chop the onion and measure out seasonings ahead of time. I also like to shred my own Mozzarella cheese from blocks.

Make Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

To make the Creamy Beef Pasta Bake, start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.

Next, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add one pound of ground beef and the chopped onion.

Ground beef and onions

Season the ground beef and onion with salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, and some red pepper flakes. Drain any extra grease from the beef once browned.

Next, add the minced garlic, the jar of Alfredo sauce, and Marinara sauce to the skillet and turn the heat down to low. Stir everything together well and let simmer.

Sauce Meat Mixture

Once the pasta is finished cooking drain and set aside. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Add the cooked pasta to the baking dish. Pour the sauce and meat mixture over the pasta. Stir the pasta until everything is well combined. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

The pasta bakes in the oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Everything is fully cooked, so it only needs to bake until the cheese is melted. We like to leave it in long enough for some of the cheese to start to brown, but that isn’t necessary.

Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

Serve the Pasta Bake

Once the cheese is melted and starting to brown it’s time to eat! I like to top the pasta with a little bit of shredded Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley.

Serve the pasta with roasted broccoli, green beans, or a salad. I also like making some garlic bread or bread sticks with this as well.

Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

If you like this recipe check out some of my other favorite dinner recipes.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used Rao’s Marinara and Alfredo Sauce for this recipe. If you use a different brand of sauce you may need to adjust the seasonings/add more depending on what sauce you use.
  • I like to shred my own Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese from blocks for a creamier consistency.
  • Swap out the ground beef for one pound of chicken if preferred.
  • I like using the Cellentani pasta, but any pasta should work for this recipe.
Creamy Beef Pasta Bake
Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

Creamy Beef Pasta Bake

This is an easy pasta bake that makes a lot of food!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Beef Pasta Bake, Ground Beef Recipes, Pasta Recipes
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each paprika and Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 24 oz jar Rao’s Marinara sauce
  • 15 oz jar Rao’s Alfredo sauce
  • 16 oz Cellentani pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Dried Parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Brown one pound of ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion, salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir well and cook until beef is browned. Remove any extra grease.
  • Add the minced garlic. Pour the Alfredo sauce and Marinara sauce over the ground beef and turn the heat to low. Drain the pasta and add the cooked pasta to a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Pour the meat/sauce mixture over the pasta and stir everything together well. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese and dried parsley flakes and serve! Let me know if you try it out!
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this last weekend and it was so so good!! The leftovers were even better for a couple of my lunches during the week!! Very flavorful and delicious!!

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