Cheesy Spirals

Cheesy Spirals is from the Menus4Moms e-book, Bulk Cooking for the Freezer: Ground Beef and is also featured in the Busy Mom Menu. It is a good recipe to prepare when you buy bulk ground beef. You can brown your beef, use 2 lbs. for the Cheesy Spirals and freeze the rest in 1 lb. portions.
Spiral pasta with ground beef in a tomato cheese sauce and
The Cheesy Spirals recipe makes 2 pans, one for dinner and one for the freezer. If you have a smaller family and prefer to cook in smaller batches, you can probably get 3- 8″x8″ pans out of this recipes instead of 1- 9″x12″ pan and 1- 8″x8″ pan.

Spiral pasta with ground beef in a tomato cheese sauce and

Cheesy Spirals

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories per Serving: 299
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
This recipe both takes advantage of freezer cooking (by using cooked ground beef for the freezer) and adds to your freezer stock by making two dishes—one to eat and one for the freezer.


  • 16 oz. pasta spirals
  • 4-5 cups cooked ground beef
  • 28 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 10.5 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Cook pasta spirals according to package instructions, slightly undercooking. Drain and rinse; return to pan. Add 4-5 cups cooked beef, spaghetti sauce, cheddar cheese soup, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook over low heat, stirring regularly, until well mixed. Remove from heat and stir in shredded mozzarella cheese.
    Spray 1- 9"x12" pan and 1- 8"x8" pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour mixture into pans. Bake the larger pan at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly. Wrap the smaller pan for the freezer and label as "Cheese Spirals: Thaw. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until heated through."
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

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