Cheddar Beef Pasta Bake

If you love a hearty meat sauce, then you will love this Cheddar Beef Pasta Bake. It’s got a delicious flavor and will fill you up on a cold winter day. I use my own homemade sauce (see here) but you can use a jar of your favorite brand.


  • 1 16 oz box ziti or penne
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook Pasta

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions.

  2. Prep Sauce

    In a large skillet, brown beef and drain any excess fat. Add tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium-low heat. Add pasta to sauce and mix well.

  3. Place in Dish

    Spread half the pasta mix in the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheddar on top. Repeat with remaining pasta and cheddar.

  4. Bake

    Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and heated through.

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