Lately I've been trying new recipes to add to the old stand-bys. I'm just getting sick of cooking and eating the same things all the time. Do you ever get that way?
I sat down and went through the Gooseberry Patch "Recipes for Comfort" cookbook and made a list of recipes to try. The recipe I'm featuring today is called "Virginia's Baked Spaghetti".
It had ground beef in it and a layer of a cheese sauce mixture that smelled amazing!
Here's a "before" picture of the "Virginia's Baked Spaghetti".
And an "after":
It was delicious paired with garlic bread sticks.
16 oz pkg spaghetti noodles, cooked
2 24-oz jars spaghetti sauce
2 lbs ground beef browned
4 T. butter
4 T. All purpose flour
4 T. grated Parmesan cheese
2 t. salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
12 oz can evaporated milk
3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
Combine spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce and ground beef together, set aside.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter; add flour, Parmesan cheese, salt and garlic. Stir constantly over heat until smooth and bubbly. Add evaporated mild and one cup Cheddar cheese; stir until thoroughly melted.
Pour half of the spaghetti noodle mixture into a 13X9 casserole dish and pour cheese mixture over top.
Pour remaining noodle mixture into casserole dish; top with remaining Cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes.
Makes 12 to 18 servings.
Next Saturday I'll be sharing a yummy recipe for "Irish Stew"!
Have a great weekend!