Tuesday, September 18, 2018


With this Pasta Casserole there is no need to choose. This pasta recipe is inspired by stuffed bell peppers and holds all those delicious and familiar flavors inside. You can have two great dishes in one! 
  • 1 med. yellow onion
  • 1 lg. green bell pepper
  • 1 lg. orange bell pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • 5-6 leaves of basil
  • 1½ tsp oregano
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb dry farfalle pasta
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese mix


  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a casserole dish. (2½ - 3 quart baking dish will work.)
  3. Slice onions and peppers thin.
  4. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat. Add some vegetable oil, onions and peppers. Cook veggies until softened.
  5. Add ground beef to the pan. Break it up as much as possible, cover, and cook for a few minutes. Stir well breaking up clumps of beef. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Mix and continue to cook, covered, until beef is done.
  6. Stir in oregano and chopped basil. Stir in pasta and transfer the mixture into a prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread shredded cheese all over the top and bake for 15-17 minutes.
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