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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic, stirring frequently. Drain and place in a 1 1/2-qt casserole dish.
2
Add 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.)
3
Place 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