Rating: 3 stars
53 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 5 star values: 8

This easy beef-and-pasta dish features a creamy sauce that's sure to satisfy.  Use any short pasta--ziti or rotini also work.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2011

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John Autry

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
17 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove beef from pan; drain. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add beef; sprinkle with salt. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in milk, tomatoes, and cream cheeses, stirring until smooth; bring to a simmer. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in pasta.

  • Spoon pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch broiler-safe baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over top. Broil 4 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

431 calories; fat 15.9g; saturated fat 6.9g; mono fat 6.1g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 41.9g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 61mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 679mg; calcium 289mg.
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