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Stovetop Beef & Penne Casserole

Stovetop Beef & Penne CasseroleWeekday meal easy! Lean ground beef and pasta, plus the surprising addition of pumpkin, make this hearty ground beef and pasta casserole dish both nutritious and delicious.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (8 ounces) dry penne pasta (or small pasta/macaroni of your choice)
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 (12-ounce) cans NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan for 1 to 2 minutes less than package directions (pasta should be slightly firm in texture); drain.
  2. Cook beef and onion in large saucepan over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in evaporated milk, pumpkin, tomato sauce, sugar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to simmer. Add pasta and peas; stir until heated.

Makes 12 servings.


  • Only need 6 servings? Freeze half the casserole for another meal. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave or on stovetop.
  • Using pumpkin and evaporated milk not only adds depth of flavor, but also sneaks in extra nutrition to the casserole.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 280; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV); saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% of DV); Cholesterol: 60mg (20% of DV); Sodium: 730mg (30% of DV); Carbohydrates: 31g (10% of DV); Dietary Fiber: 4g (16% of DV); Sugars: 13g; Protein: 24g; Vitamin A: 100% of DV; Vitamin C: 15% of DV; Calcium: 15% of DV; Iron: 15% of DV.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.