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Freezer Meal Friday

Cheesey Hamburger & Pasta Casserole

From the Taste of Home's Fall Freezer Meal Cookbook.


  • 1 package (16 ounces) short pasta, rotini or penne

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef

  • 1-1/4 cups chopped green pepper

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, soup, Italian seasoning and pepper.

  • Drain pasta, Add pasta and 1-1/2 cups cheese to beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  • Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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