This hearty Italian dish makes a simple spaghetti dinner without meat. Use homemade marinara sauce or a good bottled kind for an easy dinner. Add some garlic bread and a salad and you're all set. This recipe is from Good Housekeeping.
You will need a minimum 2-quart round casserole dish for this or this will also fit into an 11 x 7-inch baking pan this will *not* fit into a regular 9 or 10-inch pie plate --- with this or with any recipe made from scratch preparation time takes a little extra effort, to save some time and to blend the flavors prepare the tomato sauce mixture up to a day in advance and refrigerate until ready to use --- substituting prepared pasta sauce for the tomato sauce will not produce the best results I would strongly recommend using only tomato sauce, this recipe was tested both ways and the tomato sauce version was the best! --- NOTE this also may be made without the cottage cheese filling by placing the sauce directly over the spaghetti top with mozzarella cheese and reducing the baking time only slightly
This recipe has evolved over the years and is now one of our favorites. It's a versatile recipe that allows you to use whatever combination of ground meat and whichever heat of Rotel your family prefers. I get 6 or 7 quart freezer bags from this recipe, though it's easily halved. As with all my recipes, please feel free to make it your own.
Everytime I have made this, it has been extremely popular for both family and company.
Given out the recipe many times. My family often requests this recipe and they never order chicken parmesean when we go out to an Italian restaurant because they say that mine is the best! Which is very flattering!
My wife and I came up with this recipe together on my most recent birthday. I came up with the recipe foundation, but the adjustments she made as she cooked are definitely the key to making this the best I've ever had. It makes me look forward to birthdays again.
A quick and easy way to prepare a tasty and filling pasta dish, originally from Mr. Food. Just use your favorite bottled spaghetti sauce. You can use any shape of pasta. I do add more cheese, but I love cheese!
This recipe for meatballs is the best that I have discovered. It came from the cookbook, "The Cooking of Italy". It actually is a Time-Life book, that has amazing information on the history of Italian cooking along with the regional applications. My ex mother in-law, who was born and raised in Italy says it's pretty accurate. She was and still is an amazing cook and baker at the age of 88. I still call her for help on recipes. Whoever tries this recipe, I hope you enjoy these meatballs as much as my family does.
Yummy addition to pasta, cheese spreads, salads on toasted crispy bread, grilled fish or chicken, pizza toppings, etc. You can jar it and use as needed! The olive oil is a judgment call on you own taste. If you want it thick and chunky or creamy.
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After trying several different recipes for lasagna, and combining the best of the best, I think I found the best combination yet. I will admit that this is not for the faint of heart; this is a very hearty dish.
*At the suggestion of a fellow Zaarian, use regular lasagna noodles (not the no boil type).