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Friday, April 18, 2008

Cheesy Beef Cassaroll

This is a tasty little number that can feed a truck load. All you need is...
2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
2 pounds ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (4.5 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 pound American cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and mushrooms; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of meat sauce in a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Drain pasta; place half over sauce. Top with half of the meat sauce; spread with sour cream. Then top with American cheese and remaining pasta and meat sauce.

3. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.

As a side note.... I like to use more noodles and less meat. You could probably cute it down to 1 pound of beef. I also cut back on the cheese; just this last time I made it, I didn't even have enough room on top for the cheese. So I put a nice handful in the middle layer and also a bit on top. Don't be afraid to save calories by cutting back on the cheese. I only used about a cup of cheese total and it was still great.


  1. cheese and beef, two of my favorite words. lol yum!

  2. This looks really good - looks like a family friendly recipe!

  3. Yeah, this looks hearty and great for a crowd.

  4. I made something very similar the other night and it was so good and the children adore it and eat loads which is how we judge things in our house :-)

  5. Sounds yummy. Love all the normal ingredients.

  6. That looks delicious. Plus, I made something like that about 5 days ago... and I just realized I have a dish of leftovers in that fridge that really needs TOSSED!


  7. Sounds fabulous...our men are already drooling!

    kari & kijsa

  8. Yummy, that looks like a keeper!

  9. That looks good. I've been looking for some new recipes lately. I might have to try this one!

  10. Yum... and the kids would like it too!

  11. Sounds good
    I think I will try it

  12. yum-yum...I've made something simliar and it kind of like comfort food! :-)