Romano Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by dale7793

This is a really tasty, easy to put together casserole that your whole family will enjoy. The original recipe came from the label on a jar of pasta sauce. I use a smooth pasta sauce with tomato and romano cheese in it to make this but you could easily experiment with different types or use home-made.

Top Review by Chrissyo

When I went to rate this dish, I had a look to see if you had listed your recipe as "Comfort Food". Bingo! You did. Just as well! *wink* This recipe is certainly comfort food. It is BIG on flavour and amazingly easy to prepare. Our house smelt divine and I can tell you we were watching the oven to will the cheese to hurry up and brown. For some silly reason I have never rinsed my tinned kidney beans before this. I am here to swear that it is really worth that little extra step. It certainly changes and enhances the flavour of the meal. Dale, thank you for a terrific recipe. This will fast become a family favourite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the rice in a greased casserole dish.
  2. Cover the bottom evenly with the rice.
  3. Sprinkle with the capsicum and onion.
  4. Pour over half the pasta sauce.
  5. Layer the kidney beans on top of the sauce and then spread the uncooked mince over the top of that.
  6. Pour over the remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with the bacon and cheese.
  7. Bake, covered, at 180 degrees C for 1 hour.
  8. Remove the lid for the last 10 minutes to brown the cheese.

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