Casserole Italiano

Jeannie Clarke

By
@jjclarke

This recipe has been one of our family favorites for years. I love its versatility; if you have unexpected guests, just add more noodles. The original recipe actually called for 1 can of tomato soup, 1/2 soup can of water, and 1/2 tsp. oregano instead of the spaghetti sauce. I substituted once when I realized I didn't have soup but did have spaghetti sauce; either is delicious. Just add a salad and some garlic bread and you have an easy, delicious meal in less than an hour.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1/2
medium onion, chopped
1
medium clove of garlic, minced
1 jar(s)
canned spaghetti sauce
2 c
cooked wide noodles
1
generous pinch of dried basil (optional)
1 c
shredded cheese

Step-By-Step

1Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic, stirring frequently. Drain and place in a 1 1/2-qt casserole dish.
2Add the basil and spaghetti sauce, and mix thoroughly. (You can add as much or as little of the sauce as you like to suit your own taste.)
3Place the shredded cheese around edge. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Casserole