Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cheesy Barbecue Casserole

I know, I know.  Could I have been gone ANY longer?  It feels so crazy to not have posted in over a month.  I’m so sorry!  I have some more fun stuff coming up, so hopefully I can redeem myself :)Cheesy BBQ Casserole Krista Kooks 4 I know I’ve never really discussed my obsession with BBQ on this blog, but I can assure you that I join several other Southerners in the “I could just eat BBQ sauce only” club.  I love it on everything!  Thankfully, my cooking interest has led me to understand that their are flavors outside of BBQ sauce.  Nonetheless, this recipe was calling my name when I opened up this cookbook.Betty Corcker Pasta The sous chef and I really enjoyed this recipe!  There were no leftovers :)  I also substituted ground turkey for ground beef for a healthier option.  Oh….and I may have increased the amount of BBQ sauce that the recipe called for ;)

Betty Crocker Cheesy Barbecue Casserole
3 cups uncooked ziti pasta (11 oz)
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup milk
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

Heat oven to 350°F.  Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.

Stir pasta, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the milk, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese into beef in skillet. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.

Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.Cheesy BBQ Casserole Krista KooksCheesy BBQ Casserole Krista Kooks 3


  1. Wahoo, you're back! I've missed your blogging Miss KB!

  2. Ohhhh that looks SO GOOD! I just got a new bottle of Sissy Sause from Rudy's BBQ and this sounds perfect for it. Right after I finish the BBQ crockpot chicken I cooked last night. :)

  3. I am definitely going to make this, this weekend!!!

  4. We made it! And LOVED it. We used penne pasta and dried parsley since that is what I already had and didn't want to run to the store.

  5. I'm cooking it right now! Can't wait to try it!

  6. So glad you ladies are so excited about it! Hope it turned out great for you KC and Amy, and so glad you and Nick loved it, Stori!

  7. oh goodness...bbq sauce and pasta! wow, this sounds delish! I bet this is a crowd pleaser!



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