Meatball and Noodle Baked Casserole

Robyn Bruce

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@Robyn1757

This is one of my favorite casseroles to make. I live alone, so I will make this casserole and have my meal, then I like to portion out the leftovers and put in nice little individual sized containers and throw those in my freezer. Then when I come home from work another night, whether it's next week or one night next month, I can simply pull one of these out and put it in the microwave which makes an easy meal and then I don't have to cook that night. Also nice to take to work for lunches. Good stuff!!


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1-1/2 lb
ground beef or ground turkey
1-1/2 c
bread crumbs
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
4 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1/4 c
flour
2-1/4 c
beef broth
1 c
milk
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1
8-10 oz. package noodles, cooked according to package directions

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In mixing bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, onion, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.
3
Form meat mixture into 24 small balls, (or size them to your preference).
4
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet. Brown the meat balls on all sides and remove from skillet. Set aside.
5
Add remaining butter (2 tablespoons) to skillet.
6
Blend in the flour.

Stir in beef broth and milk. Cook until thick and bubbling, stirring occasionally.
7
Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, and garlic powder. Mix well. (Continue to stir on low heat with wooden spoon until sauce thickens.)
8
While sauce is cooking (taking care that it doesn't scald), cook the noodles according to package directions, and drain when done.
9
In a casserole dish, place a layer of noodles, meatballs, another layer of noodles, then meatballs, and top with a last layer of noodles.
10
Pour sauce over entire casserole.

Sprinkle Mozzarella over the sauce.

Cover and bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

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