Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Four Cheese Pasta and Beef

I get to be the first one to post--yea! We eat this meal at least twice a month because it's so easy, and I'm a sucker for cheesy pasta. I leave the green onions out of the recipe for the kids, and they have been known to pick around the tomatoes, but I figure they ingest at least some of them. I usually serve this with a salad. Enjoy!

6-8 oz. penne (or any tube) pasta
1/2-3/4 lb. ground beef
1 (14 oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C. shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook pasta as package directs; drain. In skillet, brown meat. Salt and pepper to taste; drain. Add tomatoes to skillet; cook uncovered until slightly thickened. Stir in green onions and cream cheese. Toss with remaining ingredients. Cook 2 more minutes to melt the cheese. Makes 4-6 servings.