Lasagna Casserole 2012

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe is the best tasting casserole I have had in a long time. It is as close as I can make to the one served at a now closed restaurant. I always ordered this when we went to this Italian restaurant here in town. ( with a little help of my friend the chef who worked there)lol.Now I make it at home.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 10 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    chopped garlic
  • 2 medium
    onions, yellow, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pkg
    white button mushrooms, thinly sliced(about 8 oz.)
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 28 oz
    can crushed tomatoes with juice
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp
    finely minced parsley
  • 10 oz
    pkg. lasagna or other wide egg noodles
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz
    mozzarella cheese
  • ·
    seasoned italian bread crumbs

How to Make Lasagna Casserole 2012

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat about 3 T. of olive oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; cook until onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Remove mixture to a bowl and set aside.
    In the same skillet heat 3 T. more of olive oil; add mushrooms; cook until browned, 5 minutes or so. Add these to the onion bowl; again using same skillet add more olive oil and fry beef, scrambling as it browns, about 8 minutes. Return onion/mushroom mixture and tomatoes and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; and cook until thickened , about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in parsley; let mixture cool.
  2. Heat oven to 325^.
    Cook noodles in boiling salted water until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain and toss with butter; set aside.
    Spread 2 c. of sauce mixture in a 9x13-inch baking pan ; cover with noodles. Spread 2/3 of the cheddar cheese over noodles; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozzarella, and bread crumbs over sauce; drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until browned on top.

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About Lasagna Casserole 2012

Course/Dish: Beef Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian




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