Recipe By LaDonna Reed
Published Feb 7th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 4 servings Calories 1039.5

A tasty, quick and easy recipe for cooks on the go.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a skillet, cook beef until brown over medium heat. Drain excess fat from meat.
  3. 3 Add spaghetti sauce and rotini pasta to browned beef. In a three quart casserole dish layer meat mixture, followed with the mozzarella cheese, repeat.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1039.5
  • Carbohydrate 109.7 g
  • Cholesterol 133.3 mg
  • Fat 43.8 g
  • Fiber 8.9 g
  • Protein 50.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 18.7 g
  • Sodium 1238.8 mg
  • Sugar 21.6 g


  1. I make this all the time we call it spagetti ghoulash. But never thought about baking it with with mozzarella cheese. I didnt have rotini so I used small elbow noodles. It's a total please on those nights where you just don't want to make spagetti sauce from scratch and this is a quick fix.
  2. I ended up using a container of cottage cheese that I had decided I would never eat for the middle layer and a few handfuls of shredded cheddar on top since we didn't have mozzarella on hand. I also put a can of basil garlic and oregano chunky tomatoes in with the beef after it - Read more ...
  3. This recipe is OK but not a favorite of anybody in my family.
  4. This was easy, fast, and delicious. I had everything on hand already and wanted a quick meal that was "homemade" and not out of a box. I did add some garlic and onions to the meat for more flavor, but other than that followed the recipe. Thanks for the post...a definate keeper.
  5. Very good as written. Quick, filling, and pleasing. Add a tossed salad and garlic toast for a great and easy meal. I've used ham, pepperoni, sausage as meat variations; used ricotta, cottage cheese, mild cheddar for cheese variations; and salsa for sauce variations. A handy go-to recipe. Thanks for the idea and inspiration LaDonna!
  6. I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little - Read more ...
  7. I made a few changes, I used ricotta cheese in the middle and spaghetti for the pasta. A new favorite for me and my husband. So good and so easy to do!
  8. Very easy and tasty. I used penne pasta instead (on hand) and added onions fresh garlic and some other spices to the meat/sauce mixture. Served with garlic bread. My husband loved it.
  9. I thought this recipe was great. I always use some basic seasonings on my ground beef (cumin oregano chili powder and garlic) and it added some extra good flavor. I also added some sliced olives that we had on hand and it added a nice touch. It was also very quick and easy to prepare - Read more ...
  10. This was apretty good basic recipe. Somewhat bland but I spiced it up a bit with garlic salt oregeno & Sweet Basil. My 7 yr. old loved it.

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