Beef casserole with creamy cheese pasta
Beef Casserole Cheese Pasta Low Fat
Last updated 10/4/2011 8:07:42 PM. Recipe ID 34195. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Beef casserole with creamy cheese pasta
Categories: Casseroles, Pasta, Cheese, Low-fat, Meats
Yield: 8 Servings
1 ts Vegetable oil
2 ts Garlic; crushed
1 c Onion; chopped
12 oz Ground beef
1/2 c Beef or chicken stock
1 2/3 c Prepared tomato sauce
8 oz Small shell pasta
1 tb Margarine or butter
2 1/2 tb All-purpose flour
1 1/4 c Beef or chicken stock
1 1/4 c 2% milk
1/2 c Shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
Tips: This is an excellent casserole for children and teenagers.
Adults love it too! Substitute ground chicken or veal for beef. It's
great to reheat.
Make ahead: Prepare up to a day ahead but do not bake until ready to
In large nonstick skillet, heat oil; saute garlic and onions for 4
minutes. Add beef and saute until no longer pink, approximately 4
minutes. Add stock and tomato sauce; simmer on low heat for 12
minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Cook pasta in boiling water according to package instructions or
until firm to the bite. Drain and place in baking dish.
In medium nonstick saucepan, melt margarine, add flour and cook for 1
minute, stirring constantly. Add stock and milk; simmer on medium
heat until slightly thickened, approximately 5 minutes. Add Cheddar
cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Add tomato sauce mixture to pasta. Mix well. Pour cheese sauce over
top. Cover and bake for 15 minutes or until hot. Let rest for 10
minutes before serving.
Per serving: calories 339; protein 18g; fat-tatal 15g-sat fat 6g;
carbo 34g; sodium 513g; cholesterol 38mg; fiber 2g.
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