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Orecchiette and Beef Casserole

Cook your Orecchiette al-dente, then transfer them to a casserole. Twice bake them with gooey parmesan and cheddar and with a hefty layer of cooked ground beef. Creamy, cheesy, and meaty at the same time! This is hearty comfort food at its best.
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Cook your Orecchiette al-dente, then transfer them to a casserole. Twice bake them with gooey parmesan and cheddar and with a hefty layer of cooked ground beef. Creamy, cheesy, and meaty at the same time! This is hearty comfort food at its best.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt
7 ounces of orecchiette
¼ cup heavy cream
½ cup parmesan, grated
1 medium onion, sliced
1 spring onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
½ cup canned tomatoes
1 tablespoon italian seasoning
1 cup cheddar, grated

Ingredients

Steps

1
Done

Fill a medium pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil.

2
Done

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt. Add the orecchiette and boil for 15 minutes.

3
Done

Transfer them to a bowl. Add the heavy cream and half of the grated parmesan. Mix until even.

4
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Layer the cooked pasta into a roomy casserole. We've chosen an 8 x 5 inches oval one. Add the remaining parmesan and bake for 10 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.

5
Done

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a saucepan over low heat. Add the onion and spring onion. Cook and stir until softened.

6
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Add the ground beef and break it into smaller pieces. Cook for 10 minutes until browned. Occasionally stir in the process.

7
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Add the canned tomatoes and stir them in. Season with salt and Italian seasoning. Stir them in and remove from heat.

8
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Start layering on top of the pasta, first 1/2 cup of grated cheddar, the cooked beef and then the remaining cheddar. Bake for 30 minutes at 340⁰F/170⁰C.

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Nutritional Chart

556 kcal
Calories
43 g
Protein
33 g
Fat
21 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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