Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pasta Day....

Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope your week is progressing well. 

Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations is really good about keeping us informed of all the special food observations throughout the year.  Last Friday was Pasta Day!  What is not to like about pasta?

On Friday, I relied on that basic elbow macaroni for my pasta dish.  I have been reviewing recipes in my files, and this is one of them.  I have no recollection of the source or even how long it has been in my files, but it seemed a good time to make it.

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1 cup sour cream
- Brown beef, add onion and garlic, cooking till tender.  Add remaining ingredients.  Turn into 2-quart casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.  Serves 6.

Before baking.

After I took this out of the oven, I thought it just needed something else, so I added some grated cheese.  The cheese melted from the heat of the casserole, and I didn't have to put it back in the oven. Plus, cheese is good with just about anything.:-)

Baking dish - Longaberger

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Well, this is a version of a dish that I make pretty often, because my hubby really likes it! My version uses stewed tomatoes, and I add some of our store's generic form of Velveeta while it's cooking. Oh, and it never makes it to the oven, just the stovetop! Delicious comfort food at its finest! Thank you for sharing!

  2. i have been thinking that something like this would be good for the shelter!

  3. this sounds yummy!!Looks good as well!

  4. Nellie, That sounds like a filling food. Something good to have on a cold day too. xoxo,Susie

  5. OK, set me a place Nellie. I will be right there. Sounds and looks delicious!

  6. We eat a lot of pasta around here and this one sounds delicious! Plus, you added extra cheese and that's ALWAYS a good thing!

  7. You know, my Mom used to make something like this and I have not had it for years! I am saving this recipe. I am betting the kids will love it! xo Diana

  8. Hi Nellie , I love your pasta dish , it looks so yummy , this is on my menu for next week , thanks for shaaring ")

  9. I just took some ground beef out of my freezer today, and this looks like the perfect way to use it!


  10. Hi Nellie,

    I must add this dish to the Pasta Party Round-up. It sounds like my kinda dish! And others are sure to love it too!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Nellie...