Mac & Beef Casserole


  •  1 box rotini pasta
  •  1 pound ground beef
  •  1/2 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
  •  1/2 onion chopped
  •  1 tbsp minced garlic
  •  1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  •  1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  •  1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  •  2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  •  1 1/2 cups shredded old Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions Remember, you are cooking it more later, so don’t overcook. (6-7 minutes)
  • Fry the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large skillet until browned. Mix in the onion and cook until tender. Add in the garlic, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer briefly, then set aside and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Spray the casserole dish or the inside of the slow cooker. Spread a little bit of the sauce on the bottom of the dish/slow cooker, then top with the pasta.
  • Sprinkle the Italian blend cheese over the pasta, then pour the remaining sauce over the casserole.
  • Cover and cook in the oven for 45 minutes or a slow cooker on low for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. When ready, uncover, sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and then cover again until melted.