Italian Casserole

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

This recipe is from my aunt ( who entered it in a Taste of Home contest many years ago and was featured in one of their magazine issues) Before that it has been in our family for 3 generations. We have a very large extended family and this is always welcome at our potlucks!

This is a hearty crowd pleasing Italian main dish. It's easy to make and serve.

Photo by Taste of Home


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Serves:

16-20

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
bulk italian sausage
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 c
chopped onion
1 c
chopped green pepper
2 can(s)
(15 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 can(s)
(6 ounces each) tomato paste
1/2 c
water
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
ground pepper
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
2 can(s)
(8 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
2 can(s)
(2 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 pkg
(16 ounces) wide noodles, cooked and drained
8 oz
cheddar cheese, cut into strips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, beef, onion and green pepper until meat is browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
2
Add tomato sauce and paste, water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
3
Add corn and olives; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in noodles.
4
Pour into two greased 9x13x2 baking dishes. Top with cheese.
5
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.