1.18.2011

spaghetti casserole

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See I told you I was on a casserole kick! I can't believe in all of my years in the kitchen I've never whipped up a spaghetti casserole! It super easy! I love the way the noodles hold together when you cut into the casserole. It's spaghetti....only better. ;)

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I've been using Eat at Home's wonderful weekly menu plans the past couple of weeks and baked spaghetti was on the list. I changed things around a bit for my casserole. I replace the ground beef with ground turkey, switched the spaghetti out for whole grain thin spaghetti, I used a large can of pasta sauce instead of a mixture of tomato and pasta sauces. I also used a little grated parmesan along with the mozzerella.

This was such a hit at my house! Hope you'll give it a try soon.

Spaghetti Casserole
by theUngourmet ~inspired by Eat at Home

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp minced dried onion
1 tsp dried basil
1 26 oz jar or can of pasta sauce
8 oz of whole grain thin spaghetti, cooked according to directions
2 cups shredded mozzerella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
dried basil

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the ground turkey, garlic, onion and basil. Stir in the sauce and pasta. Spread evenly into a deep dish 9 inch casserole dish. Top with cheeses and sprinkle with a bit of basil.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Serve with crusty bread and a nice green salad.

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Have a great Thursday everyone!




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27 comments:

Bridgett said...

This would make my evening to come home to! Just look at that cheesy top. What a fun twist on spaghetti.

Donna said...

I can't wait to make this! Thank you for posting the recipe. I've been wanting to try a Spaghetti Casserole! :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, i am loving all your casserole recipes!! Soo yummie and gorgeous looking. I do wanna try to make all these recipes! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

bellini valli said...

It souunds like another comforting dish Kim!!!

Pam said...

I love spaghetti casseroles and haven't had one ages! Thanks for posting this!

Jeannie said...

Sounds like a great meal to have, the boys would definitely like this:)

Faith said...

I literally haven't had this since I was a kid! It used to be one of my favorites though...yours looks wonderful, Kim!

nanny said...

I'll take spaghetti any way I can get it.....this looks great!

Joanne said...

I'm imagining all that cheesy pasta goodness...heaven.

Randi Troxell said...

i am SO EXCITED you shared this recipe... i will SO be trying this out!!!

Juliana said...

Oh! Love this casserole...it sure makes a great meal Kim :-)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love spaghetti casserole- it's a great comfort food.:)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks great dish some up for me :-)

thanks for the congrats

pigpigscorner said...

Very comforting! Love baked pasta dishes!

TKW said...

I have a recipe somewhat similar that my mom brought to every potluck of my youth. It was always a crowd-pleaser. Off to riffle through my files to see if I can find it...

Angie's Recipes said...

This is for sure one most comforting and homey casserole I would love!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm loving your casserole week!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

5 Star Foodie said...

A super delicious looking casserole! Sounds like a winner family meal for sure!

Sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMM,..your spahetti casserole rocks my tastebuds! I know what I will be making tomorrow!!

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BarbaraJean said...

Guess what we have had for dinner the past two nights? You're right! Only I overdid with the pasta and underdid with the sauce. My fault, not your recipe. It was still delicious.

Monet said...

I'm all about the casseroles...bring them on! I love spaghetti (one of my childhood favorites!) and so I'm sure that this dish would be perfect for a weeknight meal. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy yourself and eat well!

tasteofbeirut said...

I had gotten a hold of Britney Spears recipe for chicken spaghetti casserole and made it for my kids and they loved it (I didnot, she used canned soups and such); yours is much better and I will try it!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

Spaghetti and Cheese are a winning combination. I want to be a winner who enjoys this.

Magic of Spice said...

What a creative way of serving a pasta dish...looks fantastic :)

Laura said...

Sounds pretty easy and totally delicious! I've never had any sort of baked spaghetti dish but this is looking like a pretty promising recipe to use for my first attempt! Thanks for sharing!

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com said...

Made this last week, HUGE hit in my house, thanks for sharing!!

Jayson Beagley said...

I was searching for an easy spaghetti casserole recipe and just the photo of yours sold me on it. I just got home from the store with the ingredients and am SUPER excited to serve this for dinner tonight. I got some Pillsbury breadsticks to serve with it and am sure it will be a huge hit at my dinner table tonight.

Thanks for sharing :)

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