Not your typical Mac’ n’ Beef or Shipwreck Casserole, this recipe for Mediterranean Beef & Pasta Bake makes hearty and healthy go hand-in-hand. If pressed for time, skip the baking and use as a stove-top dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, brown ground beef, onion, mushrooms, red and green peppers and garlic in large nonstick frypan over medium-high heat until meat is cooked thoroughly and any liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta sauce, half of the mozzarella, feta, olives, pesto and cooked pasta.
Spoon into 8 inch (2 L) square baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella. Tent loosely with foil and bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes .
*Other Options: Extra Lean Ground Beef
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.