italian casserole

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
mary Armstrong
San Antonio, TX

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

★★★★★ 2
serves 16-20
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For italian casserole

  • 1 1/2 lb
    bulk italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 2 can
    (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 can
    (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
    (8 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 can
    (2 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 pkg
    (16 ounces) wide noodles, cooked and drained
  • 8 oz
    cheddar cheese, cut into strips

How To Make italian casserole

  • 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.

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