Spaghetti Casserole

My kids love this recipe. Bill and I think it is a tad bland, but we haven’t figured out what needs to be added to give it a little more kick.

Spaghetti Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes w/ garlic, basil, and oregano
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the spaghetti noodles as it says on the box.
  3. Brown the ground beef with the minced garlic, and drain.
  4. Place the beef in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with tomatoes, tomato soup and tomato juice. Layer spaghetti over tomatoes and top with shredded cheddar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Italian Style Meatloaf

Italian Style Meatloaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 box (2 pouches) Betty Crocker roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1½ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I'd actually use a little less than this)
Instructions
  1. Heat over to 375 degrees. Spray a 13x9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then stir in pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and ground beef until well blended. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until the meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads 160 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, make both poaches of mashed potatoes as directed on the box using milk, hot water, and butter.
  3. Spoon off the excess juices from the baking dish. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meatloaf and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 - 15 minutes longer or until the potatoes begin to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Cheesy Italian Pie

This is a pretty easy to make recipe that can be easily customized to what your family likes.

 

 

Cheesy Italian Pie
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 15oz package folded refrigerated unbaked pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 2 8oz can pizza sauce
  • 1 10oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp dried Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Let the pie crusts stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain. Stir pizza sauce and spinach into the ground beef and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Line a 9 inch pie plate with 1 of the pie crusts. Spoon the ricotta mixture into the crust. Top with the beef mixture. Place the remaining pie crust over the filling. Seal and flute edge. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.