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Cheesy Bow Tie Casserole Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 24 ounces of traditional pasta sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 1 package of fresh mushrooms (8 ounces sliced or you can use canned)
  • 1 can be sliced black olives
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • 4 ounces shredded Colby & Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions for a firm; drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking in a large skillet over medium-high heat cook the burger, onion, and mushrooms until burger is no longer pink inside, onion is softened, and mushrooms are tender; drain any excess fat if needed.
  4. Mix the pasta sauce into the burger mixture, bring to a boil, and season with the red pepper flakes. Add ½ of the mozzarella cubes and stir until cheese is melted. Mix the sauce into the pasta until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a 2.75-quart casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray and distribute the remaining mozzarella cheese cubes over the top. Top with the black olives, Colby & Monterey Jack, and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the mixture is hot and bubbly – Serve hot.