Meat And Pasta Bake

INGREDIENTS:

4 oz. small shell or elbow pasta
1 lb. ground meat
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 can cream of celery soup
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. thyme, marjoram, or savory
10 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 c. crushed crackers

DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta, set aside. Cook meat and onion until brown. Drain fat. Stir in soup, cheese, sour cream, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and herb. Stir in vegetables and pasta. Put mixture in a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with crackers. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, covered. Uncover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more.

Baked Pasta With Triple Cheese

INGREDIENTS:

8 oz. pasta, cooked
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 c. milk
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
4 oz. can green chiles, undrained (optional)
1/2 c. additional milk
Grated Cheddar cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour, salt, pepper and mustard. Over low heat, stir in milk and cream cheese; stir and cook until thick. Add chiles and additional 1/2 cup milk. Layer in a casserole pan: pasta, sauce, grated Cheddar, grated Parmesan. Repeat layers; sprinkle some paprika on top. Place foil on pan but do not crimp edges. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more.

Chicken And Pasta Brunch Bake

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz. pkg. frozen pasta accents garlic seasoning
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
2 c. cubed cooked chicken
1 jar slices, drained mushrooms; optional

TOPPING:

1 c. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. butter

DIRECTIONS:

Set oven to 400 degrees. Thaw pasta and set aside. Over low heat, melt butter, stir in flour until smooth. Cook until it bubbles. Gradually stir in milk, cook over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add grated cheese, salt, and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.
In ungreased 2 quart casserole, combine pasta, chicken, mushrooms, and sauce mixture, blending well. In small bowl combine all topping ingredients. Sprinkle over mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until bubbles form around edge. Let stand 3-5 minutes; serve. Makes 6 servings.