Meat and Pasta Bake

Portion Size: 1 cup

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 cups, uncooked pasta May use whole grain pasta
2 1/2 Pounds lean ground beef 
1 cup chopped onionWash, peel and chop
1 ( 8oz.) fresh mushrooms Wash, trim and slice
1 can fat free evaporated milk 
1 cup low salt beef broth 
2 cups shredded low fat Swiss cheese
1 (8 ounce) carton light sour cream
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
2 Teaspoon thyme
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen mixed vegetables 
1/2 cup bread crumbs 
For gluten free (GF): Use GF beef broth, GF bread crumbs and GF pasta. Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point / Quality Assurance
1Preheat oven to 350 degree oven.
2Cook pasta according to the directions on the package
3Drain; set aside.
4In a large skillet cook meat and onion till meat is brown.
5Drain fat.
6Stir in broth, cheese, sour cream, milk, Worcestershire sauce and thyme.
7Stir in vegetables and pasta.
8Transfer to a baking dish.
9Bake covered, in a 375 degree for 30 minutes.
11Sprinkle with bread crumbs. 
12Bake, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or till heated through. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 F degrees for 15 seconds

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates