This is definitely kid friendly pasta. For variation, try it with Italian sausage instead of ground beef.
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3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. seasoned breadcrumbs
1 1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the egg, salt, garlic and pepper. Add beef and mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs; mix gently. Crumble beef mixture into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-4 minutes or until heated through. Drain pasta; place in a serving bowl. Add beef mixture; sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Toss until pasta is well coated and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
Prep time 20 min Ready in 20 min
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