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Corn ‘n’ Beef Pasta Bake

I call this my "Friendship Casserole" because I often make it for new moms and other folks who need a helping hand. The ingredients are easily assembled for a quick meal.—Nancy Adams, Hancock, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, pasta, buttermilk, cream cheese, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until the pasta is tender.

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