Cheesy Barbecue Casserole

Barbecue sauce lends a sweet and savory flavor to an Italian-style casserole.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

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)
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    580
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    950mg
    950%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    60g
    60%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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