This post is sponsored by the Everyday Delicious promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine
Get your forks ready! This Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole is loaded with flavor! The perfect comfort food that’s ready in minutes
Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole
Delicious ground beef cooked with mushrooms in hearty tomato basil sauce tossed with cavatelli pasta and melted mozzarella cheese, served with a side of sourdough toast topped with herb butter.
Can this dinner be even more delicious?
This is one of those dishes that can be whipped up in no time and feed an army. It’s easy to make, customizable, and freezable. In fact, make 2 casseroles and freeze one. That way, you got dinner ready next week.
You can also make it in advance and bake-off at the last minute.
Do you know that show on TV called Chopped?
Where chefs are presented with a mystery basket of ingredients and they have to cook a meal using those items?
Well, they should invite stay-at-home moms to the show, because we perform this task daily.
Open the fridge, check what we have, what’s about to go bad, check the pantry, see what’s about to expire, and create a delicious meal that picky eaters will eat.
Chopped: the mom version.
In this case, I had some ground beef, mushrooms, a bottle of Little Italy from the Bronx pasta sauce, Celentano Cavatelli frozen pasta, shredded cheese, Land O Lakes butter spread, and The Rustik Oven Sourdough bread.
And ta-da! I made Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole served with herb butter sourdough. The whole kitchen will smell amazing, especially when spreading that herb butter over toasted bread. .
The herbs I picked from my patio. Use whichever ones your family likes.
This dinner is inspired by the Everyday Delicious Italian Night promotion at Publix valid from 10/24/20 – 11/6/20. You can save money on a variety of delicious products including the ones used in this recipe.
- Frozen Celentano Pasta (12.5-24-oz) is 2 for $6
- Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter (7-8-oz) is on sale for $1.99
- Little Italy in the Bronx Sauce (15-24-oz) is on sale for $3.99
- The Rustik Oven Bread (1 lb.) is 2 for $6
Click HERE or head to your local Publix to grab the in-store Extra Savings flyer to see a complete list of product savings included in the Everyday Delicious Italian Night promotion.
If you don’t see the flyer at the kiosk, simply as for one at the customer service counter. You can also look out for the at-shelf signs located throughout the store to see the savings highlighted during the promotion.
I hope you can try this delicious Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
Get your forks ready! This Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole is loaded with flavor! The perfect comfort food that's ready in minutes
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 8 oz Mushrooms, chopped
- 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper
- 24 oz Little Italy in the Bronx Tomato Basil Sauce
- 24 oz Celentano Cavatelli, frozen
- 2 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 4 slices The Rustik Oven Sourdough Bread
- 1/4 cup Land O Lakes Butter Spread
- 2 teaspoons Herbs, chopped
In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the beef and use a wooden spoon to break it up into pieces. Brown the beef while stirring. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the tomato sauce and mix well. Check for seasoning and make the necessary adjustments.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large baking dish, empty the bag of frozen Celentano Cavatelli. Add the beef and mix well.
Top with cheese and cover with foil.
Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has browned and mixture is bubbly.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Place the butter spread in the microwave for 5 seconds to soften. Add the chopped herbs and mix.
Toast the bread slices and spread the butter on top.