I cooked sausage and onions in skillet. While cooking this I sprinkled on these ingredients: red pepper flakes, pepper, salt, paprika, ginger, and nutmeg. I cooked until sausage was browned and onions tender.
Then I added 1 teaspoon minced garlic (from a jar), 2 Tablespoons parsley, and a half Tablespoon up to 1 Tablespoon of dried basil, stirring to cook for a few seconds.
I then added ¼ cup flour to make a roux and cook for at least 2 or 3 minutes to cook out the raw taste of the flour. Then I added two cups of milk and a ¼ cup water. I cooked this until bubbly and beginning to thicken (WHICH TOOK ME SEVEN MINUTES). Then I added the COOKED egg noodles, stirring to combine. I poured the entire mixture into a buttered casserole dish (8x8).
For the topping: In a med bowl I crumbled up two pieces of bread, added ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese and mixed these together then poured 3 Tablespoons melted butter over the bread and parmesan cheese and mixed well. I sprinkled this over the casserole.
I put the casserole in a 400° pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until it is golden brown on top.