Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

My sister gave this recipe to me. It is quick and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add oil, beef and garlic to heated frying pan.
  3. Saute until meat is browned; drain excess fat.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients except the cheese for topping and the pasta.
  5. Simmer the whole mixture while the pasta cooks until just tender.
  6. Drain the pasta and mix it with the sauce.
  7. Pour all into a 3 qt.
  8. (9x13) glass baking dish and top with the mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Most Helpful

I followed this recipe to a "T"...and it was just sort of plain tasting. I was hoping for more from the addition of the half-and-half and gravy. I made it with "healthy" penne pasta...and we were not as pleased as I had hoped. I will not be making it again. Thank you for posting the recipe though!

Lyssie71 February 16, 2008

A very good casserole. I increased the sauce ingredients by at least double because we like things saucy. Even then, it was still quite dry; the sauce amounts listed in the recipe would have made this way too dry for us. The flavours were quite good; I really liked the addition of the gravy and the cream. Delicious as leftovers too!

Boxerwing November 10, 2005

The only changes I made were a finely chopped onion and a splash of white wine. We loved it and this will replace all my pasta meat sauce recipes!

Emjay99 January 30, 2005