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    55 mins

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    Redsie's Note:

    Made this for supper tonight - delicious, creamy and cheesy! Mmmmmm! And it's a light recipe! Yes! This is an adapted version from a R. Reisman recipe

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 450°F Spray a 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
    2. 2
      In a large pot of boiling water, cook penne for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain.
    3. 3
      To make meat sauce: In a nonstick saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic for 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in beef; cook, stirring to break up meat, for 4 minutes, or until no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce and stock. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
    4. 4
      To make cheese sauce: In a nonstick saucepan, whisk together flour, milk, and stock until flour dissolves. Place over medium heat; simmer until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in Cheddar. Remove from heat. Stir cheese sauce into meat sauce.
    5. 5
      Toss pasta with sauce. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.
    6. 6
      Bake in centre of oven for 10 minutes or until bubbly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 30, 2008


      We all really loved this. It reheated well too. It made a ton, so it was great. Thanks.

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    • on October 23, 2008


      This is DELICIOUS! I really thought it would take quite long to make, but it actually took much less time than I thought it would. The cheese sauce is very tasty, and the entire family enjoyed it. Next time I will add extra seasonings for our own preference. Breezytoo sent some Halloween pasta that was shaped like jackolanterns, black cats, and bats, and witches. The sauce was a gorgeous orange color and the pasta was perfect for an early Halloween treat for the kids. I used 96% lean ground beef, and I felt great feeding a healthy dish to my family. Thanks for a great pasta dish!

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    • on May 18, 2008


      I originally picked this for a tag game and then realized I had made the wrong tag, but decided to make this anyway. All I can say is yummy :yummy: I was a little leary about mixing pasta sauce with cheese sauce, but the flavor is fantastic. It makes a lot and I can see that I'll be using this quite often when we have company because it easy and economical! It's also a great make ahead dish as I made it one day and put it in the oven the next day before dinner and served it with a salad and presto dinner was done! Thanks Redsie for posting this!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Baked Beefaroni (Light)

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.4
    Calories from Fat 76
    Total Fat 8.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 30.8 mg
    Sodium 408.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 7.9 g
    Protein 17.5 g

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    lowfat mozzarella cheese

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