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Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

This ground beef casserole recipe makes an easy, hearty meat casserole in just 25 minutes. It pleases both the eye and the tastebuds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Ground Beef Casserole, Ground Beef Casserole Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic about 2 cloves, minced
  • 2 oz onions about half a medium, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Hunt's tomato paste
  • 4 oz tomatoes about 1 medium, finely chopped
  • 12 oz 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp brown gravy mix
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 12 oz cooked Fusilli al-dente
  • 2 oz cheddar shredded
  • 1 oz mozzarella shredded
  • 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 400°F. If you haven't cooked the Fusilli yet, do so using our instructions in the how-to-make section of this article. Follow the next steps to prepare the meat sauce while it's cooking.
    preheat the oven
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add a few pieces of minced garlic and when they sizzle, add the rest (1 tbsp) and sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add 2 oz chopped onions and stir to cook for another 2 minutes.
    Saute the aromatics.
  • Add 1 tbsp tomato paste to the skillet and stir so it cooks evenly in the oil and coats the aromatics. Tip 4 oz chopped tomatoes in and cook for 1 minute.
    Add tomato paste and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add 12 oz ground beef to the skillet along with the herbs and seasonings: 2 tsp brown gravy mix, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Stir to cook for 2 minutes, breaking up the meat into little pieces while it cooks.
    Add the beef and seasonings.
  • Pour 1/2 cup chicken broth in and simmer the sauce over low heat for another 5 minutes.
    Simmer everything together with chicken stock.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in 12 oz al-dente Fusilli. Pour everything into a baking dish.
    Stir in the pasta and pour into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle 2 oz shredded cheddar and 1 oz shredded mozzarella on top, and slide it all into your preheated oven to bake for 7 minutes.
    Top with cheese and bake.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley on top and serve.
    Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg