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.

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Ground Beef Casserole

 

 

Ground Beef Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 packet dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces cooked egg noodles
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine gravy mix and water until smooth and set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, cream, seasonings, and gravy. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the noodles and ⅓ cup of the Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a greased baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.