Monday, March 10, 2014

Italian Bake

Casserole ingredients
1 lb Italian sausage links
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 lb meatballs * recipe below
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 jar Spaghetti sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
8 oz rotini pasta
16 oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/2 cup parmeasan cheese

*Meatball ingredients

1 lb hamburger
1/4 cup crushed BBQ potato chips
1 teaspoon garlic from jar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic

Mix the ingredients for the meatballs and roll into small bite sized meatballs and cook in a fry pan until done. Set a side.

In a large fry pan cook the sausage until done, slice and set a side.

In the same pan sauté the chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper. Then add to the spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning’s, meat balls and sausage to simmer in a large pan.

Cook the noodles to el dente, drain and put into sauce along with 8 oz of the cheese.  Pour all that into a 9x13 casserole dish. Top with the remaining 8 oz of cheese and 1/2 cup parmeasan cheese and lightly sprinkle a little more Italian seasoning over top.

Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes covered in foil.  Serves a family.

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