Simple Baked Beef and Pasta Casserole


° 1 package of penne pasta
° Water as needed
° 2 pounds ground beef
° Half a tablespoon of canola oil
° 2 teaspoons garlic powder
° 1 teaspoon onion powder
° 4 ounces cream cheese
° 1 c cheddar cheese
° ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili powder)
° 1 teaspoon salt
° Half a teaspoon of black pepper


1. Cook the pasta following the directions on the package and drain.
2. In the meantime, you can cook the meat in the oil in a frying pan until it is completely cooked.
3. Get rid of excess fat.
4. Preheat oven 400 degrees F .
5. Reduce the heat to the stove and mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper or chili powder, cream cheese, and half of the shredded cheddar cheese.
6.   Combine the pasta with the beef mixture.
7. Pour this into a 13" x 9" baking dish.
8. Sprinkle the remaining amount of cheddar cheese on top.
9. Bake for 15 minutes.

Enjoy !