Everyone loves when we pull Beef Pasta Bake Freezer Meal out of the freezer for dinner!
Beef Pasta Bake Freezer Meal is a crowd pleasing favorite. It is so easy to pull this out of the freezer the night before, pop it in the oven about 45 minutes before you want to eat and it is ready!
I use my homemade spaghettti sauce. I also used precooked ground beef from the freezer.
This recipe is adapted from the Beef Pasta Bake recipe in one of my favorite freezer meal cookbooks, “Don’t Panic More Dinner’s in the Freezer”.
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1 pound Bowtie, Fiori or shell pasta, cooked and drained
1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
3 cups spaghetti sauce
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp minced garlic
6 oz cream cheese
2/3 cup milk
½ cup sour cream
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
Combine ground beef, spaghetti sauce, onion and garlic and simmer for 10 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and milk. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes, stirring once. Whisk until blended.
Stir in sour cream and ½ cup of parmesan cheese and whisk until blended again.
Spread cream cheese mixture on bottom of 2 greased 7×11 (or 8×8) baking dishes; half in each dish.
Spread cooked pasta on top; half in each dish.
Top with beef mixture and remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake in preheated 350* oven for 25-30 minutes, covered and then uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes or until bubbly.
Or freeze: to cook from frozen, thaw at least mostly and then follow directions above.
When freezing, wrap first in plastic wrap and then foil and label. If the foil sits against the acidic tomato sauce, the sauce will eat through it. It is good to be securely wrapped in two layers anyway.
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