Italian Pasta Dish!!

Italian Pasta Dish!!

The combination of pasta, oregano, mushrooms and green peppers make it a favorite in our house.

Prep Time: 
30 mins.
Cook Time:  40 mins.

Servings  : 4

1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the beef, 1/2 cup mushrooms, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Drain pasta; place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with meat sauce and remaining mushrooms. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese.

Cover and bake at 350 Degree for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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