Italian Casserole

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

I love the Meaty Marinara Pasta that you can buy. So I decided to try to make it at home. It is easy to make and very appetizing. This taste like a cross between a meat lovers pizza and lasagna. I hope you like it.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
rotini or any pasta
1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1/2 tsp
salt or seasoned salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper (coarse ground)
1 small
white onion, chopped (optional)
2 1/2 c
spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce
1 can(s)
tomato paste ( 6 ounce)
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (8 ounce)
1/2-1 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
oregano leaves
2 c
mozzarella cheese
20 slice
pepperoni
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook rotini in boiling water 7-9 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2
While rotini is cooking, brown seasoned ground chuck (with salt and pepper) and onion (if desired.)
3
Combine pasta, 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (or pizza sauce) tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, garlic salt and oregano. Add beef mixture to pasta and sauce.
4
Pour 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in bottom of 3 qt casserole dish. Pour half of beef and pasta mixture over sauce.
5
Top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Then pour remaining meat and pasta mixture over top.
6
Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of meat mixture.
7
Place pepperoni slices on top of cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes until hot and pepperoni is somewhat crisp. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Casseroles
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy