Creamy Baked Beefaroni

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Penne pasta with lean ground beef in a delicious cheese sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish with cooking oil.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the penne for eight to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until softened, which takes about four minutes.
  4. Stir in the beef and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until no longer pink, which takes about four minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomato pasta sauce and 1/2 cup stock. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside.
  6. Whisk the flour, milk and 1 3/4 cup stock in a non-stick saucepan until smooth.
  7. Place over medium heat and cook until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes or until thickened.
  8. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Remove from heat.
  9. Stir the cheese sauce into the meat sauce.
  10. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  11. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes, until bubbly. Serves 4-6.


Most Helpful

Very bland...It was ok. Not sure I'd make it again. DH had to pour hot sauce on it to eat it. Kids and I left it to him to finish...going on a week.

The Amaze-Ing Me April 24, 2009

This pasta dish has an interesting combination of a cheese sauce with a red pasta sauce. I did add some red pepper flakes and dried basil and used a pound of ground beef. I think some Italian sausage would be a good addition, too. I didn't measure the cheeses I put on top, just covered the top pretty well. Very good and made good leftovers.

surus April 08, 2008

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