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Cheesy Barbecue Casserole

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  3 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Barbecue sauce lends a sweet and savory flavor to an Italian-style casserole.

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked ziti pasta (11 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1
cup milk
1
cup barbecue sauce
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 3 Stir pasta, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the milk, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese into beef in skillet. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 3 Stir pasta, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the milk, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese into beef in skillet. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.

Expert Tips

You can substitute 3 cups of uncooked penne pasta for the ziti.

For a splash of added color, sprinkle chopped tomato over this cheesy dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
950mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4g
14%
Sugars
15g
15%
Protein
34g
34%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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