Sicilian Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Sicilian Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Sicilian Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by valura

Makes 8 servings



This recipe has become a favorite at my house. The cream cheese sauce and ground beef and tomato mixture combine for a fabulous casserole.

Recipe Ingredients for Sicilian Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
6 ounce tomato paste
8 ounce tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
2 cups elbow macaroni
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Recipe Directions for Sicilian Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, brown ground beef, onion, and garlic in heavy saucepan, stirring to break up ground beef. Add green bell pepper when beef is almost cooked; continue to simmer until beef is done. Drain well. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, and dried Italian seasoning and stir well to blend. Let simmer for 10 minutes to blend flavors.

  2. Meanwhile, cook elbow macaroni as directed on package. While macaroni is cooking, combine cream cheese and milk in medium bowl. Cook in microwave on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking. Remove from microwave and stir with wire whisk until sauce thickens and blends to form a smooth sauce. Drain noodles and add to cream cheese sauce along with sour cream and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; stir to combine.

  3. In 2 quart casserole dish, place all of cream cheese mixture. Top with all of the ground beef mixture and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until casserole is bubbly.

  4. To freeze, add 1 Tbsp. cornstarch to the cream cheese sauce. Prepare casserole as directed, except instead of baking, chill in refrigerator. Wrap well and freeze up to 3 months. To thaw and reheat, thaw casserole overnight in refrigerator. Bake, covered, for 25-35 minutes, then uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer until bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
392
Calories from Fat
173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.2g
30%
Saturated Fat
10.9g
55%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
452mg
19%
Potassium
733mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
26.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
28.4g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 19% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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