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All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole

This Creamy Pasta Casserole has it all ! Pasta, vegetables, ground beef and a creamy sauce, all in one dish, makes this a family favorite casserole

All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole ~ Pasta, veggies, beef and a creamy sauce, all in one dish, make this a family favorite #Casserole #AllInOneMeal

Casseroles are wonderful because it is a mix of everything and as long as you know your flavors (more or less !) nothing could really go wrong.

I found a recipe on one of our local magazines’ websites which immediately drew my attention.

This All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole, does have just about everything in. But what I found interesting was the added Pesto – yes, Pesto !

All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole

Now, I have added Pesto to casseroles before, but it is not something I usually add.

At first I thought that the recipe already has so much going on inside, that Pesto might be a little much.

But, if you have followed my blog for some time, you should know that I am always willing to try something new.

All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole

We immediately fell in love with this dish which I only adapted slightly.

It is so tasty, creamy and very filling, and let’s not forget about the ease of preparing the casserole.

Quick and easy Pasta Casserole !

All prepping took me under 20 minutes and by that time, the oven was ready and I popped it in to bake.

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I started by boiling the Macaroni and the Mixed Vegetables (I used frozen). Which takes around the same time to cook.

Whilst that was going on, I prepared the Meat mixture and at the end, everything was cooked at the same time and the oven was ready.

As this is a very filling dish, with just about everything in, only a small side salad is needed – if at all.

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All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole

Yield: 6 Servings

All-In-One Creamy Pasta Casserole

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This Creamy Pasta Casserole has it all ! Pasta, vegetables, ground beef and a creamy sauce, all in one dish, makes this a family favorite casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Macaroni ( 10 oz )
  • 1 TB Light Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 t Garlic, crushed
  • 450 grams Lean Ground Beef ( 1 pound )
  • 250 grams Mixed Vegetables, cooked ( 8 oz )
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (410 g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 TB Chutney
  • 1/4 cup Basil Pesto
  • 3 Extra-Large Eggs
  • 250 grams Smooth Cottage Cheese ( 8 oz )
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream
  • 2/3 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a large oven dish with cooking oil
  2. Cook the Macaroni as per the instructions on the packet
  3. Heat the Olive Oil – saute the Onion and Garlic until soft – add the Beef and cook until done
  4. Add the cooked Mixed Vegetables to the Beef and season to taste with Salt and Pepper – remove from heat
  5. Add the Tomatoes, Chutney and Pesto to the mixture – stir well to combine
  6. Gently mix the cooked Macaroni and the Meat mixture – transfer to the prepared oven dish
  7. Beat together the Eggs, Cottage Cheese and Cream – pour over the dish (make a few pokes to help the Egg mixture into the mixture) – sprinkle with the Cheddar Cheese and bake 20 – 25 minutes or until firm and the Cheese has melted

Nutrition Information

Yield

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 619Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 227mgSodium 528mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 39g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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