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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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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