Spaghetti And Meatball Casserole Recipe

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Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole

Happy Cook

By
@SeaBreezeKitchen

The recipe prepared by Kathy Carter for the October 2014 meeting of Curious Cuisiners.A lot of ingredients, but well worth the trouble! Delish!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

1 lb
ground sirloin
1 small
minced onion
2 clove
minced garlic
1/3 c
parsley, minced
2 slice
bacon diced
1/2 c
bread crumbs
1
egg, lightly beaten

FORM INTO 1" MEATBALLS. BAKE ON RIMMED BAKING SHEET AT 425 ABOUT 12 MINUTES.

MARINARA

1 large
onion, chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 large
carrot, grated
1/2
green bell pepper, chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
1/3 c
chopped parsley
1 tsp
each basil, oregano, thyme, chili powder
1
bay leaf
1 can(s)
(15 oz) diced tomatoes
1/2 c
white wine

SAUTE ONION THROUGH PARSLEY; ADD SPICES AND HERBS. ADD TOMATOES AND SAUCE AND WINE. BRING TO A BOIL AND REDUCE TO A SIMMER. COOK 45 MINUTES, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY.

SPAGHETTI

1 lb
regular spaghetti

COOKED AND DRAINED, RESERVING 1 CUP PASTA WATER.

CHEESE SAUCE

1 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
11 1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
jalapeno-pimento cheese

MELT BUTTER, STIR IN FLOUR AND COOK ON MED-LOW HEAT UNTIL FOAMING SUBSIDES. ADD MILK SLOWLY, WHISKING CONSTANTLY AND COOK UNTIL SLIGHTLY THICKENED. ADD IN CHEESE AND WHISK UNTIL SMOOTH.

TOPPING

4-6 oz
grated parmesan cheese
2-3 oz
heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Toss pasta and cheese until thoroughly coated. Place in the bottom of a buttered, large casserole dish. Top with meatballs, then marinara sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and drizzle with the cream. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and hot, about 45 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian