When I ask my kids what they want for dinner, more times than not, they will request pasta! Pasta is a family favorite for my family and probably yours too. There is a lot of confusion over how healthy pasta is or is not. You may be surprised to know that pasta offers a good source of nutrition including iron, folic acid, B-vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, and 2-5g of fiber in every serving. Plus, a 2 oz serving is only 210 calories. Your body needs carbs for fuel, pasta is excellent for your body – for your brain and energy.
One of my family’s favorite pasta lines is Creamette Pasta. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary. I have received several of their pastas as well as a colander and casserole baking dish to facilitate this post – and will be giving away a second set in the below giveaway to one lucky reader!
Macaroni Pie Recipe with Creamette Pasta
My family has several favorite pasta recipes but for this post, I wanted to try a new Creamette recipe called Macaroni Pie. You can find many delicious pasta recipes on the Creamette website.
Macaroni Pie Recipe Ingredients
- 8 oz CREAMETTE elbow macaroni or small shells
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 c pasta sauce
- 1/4 c margarine or butter
- 1/4 c flour
- 2 c milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 c grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs, divided
Macaroni Pie Recipe Directions
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
- Cook ground beef, onion and salt until beef is browned; drain.
- Stir in pasta sauce; simmer 10 minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly.
- In another saucepan, melt margarine.
- Stir in flour.
- Gradually add milk, stir constantly until thickens. Remove from heat.
- Beat eggs with a fork in medium size mixing bow.
- Stir in half of the white sauce; blend well.
- Return egg mixture to white sauce in saucepan.
- Heat 1 minute, stir constantly.
- Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese and pasta.
- Grease a 10-inch pie plate. Sprinkle 1/2 c bread crumbs evenly.
- Spread 2/3 of the elbow mixture on bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate to create the “pie crust.”
- Spread meat mixture over pasta.
- Top with remaining pasta mixture evenly over meat; sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs.
- Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- Cut into wedges and serve.
Win $10,000 with Creamette® Comfort Food Recipe & Essay Contest
To celebrate their 100 year anniversary, Creamette is giving you the chance to win $10,000! Share your favorite comfort food recipes made with Creamette Pasta with an original essay of 100 words or less on a family mealtime memory involving that recipe. Enter the Creamette Comfort Food Recipe & Essay Contest here. 10 semifinalists will be chosen in June 2013 to participate in a nationwide online vote. If you become a semifinalist – please let us know on AkronOhioMoms.com!
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Win Creamette Pasta Share the Comfort Kit ($100 value)
You have the chance to win a Creamette Share the Comfort Kit that includes: ($100 value)
- Two boxes of Creamette® Pasta
- Two Creamette® Pasta recipe cards
- One colander
- One casserole baking dish
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Creamette who provided products for review and giveaway.