– In a large skillet & add ground beef, chopped onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook over medium high heat until meat is browned. Drain excess grease. Add jarred marinara sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir and simmer while you prepare the pasta noodles.–
– Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Drain, but don’t rinse. Add pasta to ground beef tomato sauce mixture. Coat noodles with sauce. Remove from heat.– Microwave the cream cheese for 30 seconds. Add to a bowl along with the ricotta and parmesan cheese.
– Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer half the noodle mixture on the bottom. Spread all the cream cheese mixture on top. Top with the remaining noodle mixture. Layer the sliced cheese over the top.– Bake in the oven at 375º F for 35 minutes. To brown the top, turn on broil and bake for 5 minutes or until the top is golden brown.