Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

We enjoyed this simple pasta casserole that's a great way to use up some leftover ricotta cheese and other things we usually have on hand. I think this would also work well using ground beef. Adapted from Bon Appetit (June 1981)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with Pam or other cooking spray.
  3. In a large skillet saute lamb, onion and garlic over medium high heat until lamb is brown and onions are tender (10 min). Pour off excess fat.
  4. Stir in soup, water, oregano, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to med low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. While lamb mixture is cooking, toss pasta, butter and Pamesan in a large bowl.
  6. Stir in lamb mixture and ricotta cheese.
  7. Pour into prepared dish. Cover casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes. Uncover casserole and cook another 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

YUM! I made this last night and my 9 yr old inhaled it. Super easy to make and I liked the addition of ricotta. A bit mild for my taste but still very good. Thanks for posting.

Ang11002 February 08, 2011

DH and I had this for dinner last night. It was tasty, but I thought it needed a little more flavor. DH experimented using cumin in his. We both used extra parm on top of the casserole. I used one small onion and 3 cloves of garlic, otherwise I followed the directions as stated.

Dr. Jenny April 05, 2008

This was really good and very easy too. I used elbow pasta as I had it on hand. Otherwise made to the recipe except I added a little extra pepper and some extra parmesan on top of the casserole. Used an 11x7 dish which had plenty of room in it. Thanks for the recipe ellie!

flower7 January 19, 2007