Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole

Spaghetti And Meatball Casserole

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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

How to Make Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole

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.

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About Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole

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



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