Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole With a Twist

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a my own combination of Greek Pasta and Beef and #10107. Nice cinnamon taste and a definite change from your usual ground beed and pasta dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet cook beef, onion, garlic until beef no longer pink.
  2. stir in the tomatoe sauce and seasoning.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water. Drain.
  5. For the sauce:.
  6. In a saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour and cinnamon until smooth.
  7. Gradually add milk and stir until thickened, add seasoning.
  8. To assemble:.
  9. Mix together the cooked pasta, the egg, the sauce and the parmesan cheese.
  10. Spread half of the pasta mixture at the bottom of a baking dish.
  11. Top with beef mixture.
  12. Cover with the remaining pasta mixture.
  13. (Alernatively you can spread the whole pasta mixture at the bottom and top with beef mixture).
  14. Sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese.
  15. Bake in a 350 oven for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this very much! It was reminiscent of Greek Pastitsio. I used orzo pasta, and it came out great! Thanks for sharing!

truebrit January 27, 2014

It was just ok. I did not change anything. My husband did not like either. We will not make this again.

trustyourinstincts December 06, 2010

I thought this was good. My 3 young kids liked it, as did my husband. Personally, I thought the white sauce was a little bland (could be a problem with pregnancy and tastebuds). Overall, it was good, I'd make it again, and the cinnamon does make it different from the typical pasta sauce.

Jonesy February 26, 2008