Love Spaghetti Casserole

Sara Andrea

By
@Sara_Andrea

This was the very first dish I cooked with my husband Tracy. We fix this meal every year in the middle of December to remember our special day. It was this dish that paved the way to my love for cooking.


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Rating:

Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 lb
lean ground beef
2 c
chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp
dried oregano
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c
dry red wine
1/4 c
water
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp
pepper
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 c
flour
2 c
1% milk
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
dry breadcrumbs
cooking spray
4 c
cooked spaghetti (about 8 oz uncooked)
fresh oregano sprigs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Heat large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add first 4 ingredients, saute 5 minutes. Add wine and next 6 ingredients (wine through tomatoes). Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes or until thick.
3
Combine flour, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a medium sauce pan, bring to boil. Reduce heat, cook 7 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat. Stir in feta cheese, 1T Parmesan cheese, and egg.
4
Sprinkle 1T breadcrumbs in a casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Place 1/2 the portion of spaghetti in casserole dish, top with 1/2 the beef mixture and 1/2 the white sauce. Repeat layer. Combine 1T Parmesan cheese and 1T breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over top Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh oregano.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mediterranean