Spaghetti Beef Casserole Recipe

We love spaghetti, and as the mother of three boys, this casserole has been a life saver! Fast and delicious, it was a favorite at pre-game meals and sports banquets. —Jane Radtke, Griffith, Indiana
Photo by Claudette S.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1-1/2

    pounds uncooked spaghetti

  • 3

    pounds ground beef

  • 1

    cup chopped onion

  • 2/3

    cup chopped green pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2

    cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

  • 2

    cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted

  • 1-1/3

    cups water

  • 1

    can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

  • 3

    cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

Directions •Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in two large skillets, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the soups, water and mushrooms. •Drain spaghetti. Add spaghetti and 1 cup cheese to beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake remaining casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. •To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each). Nutritional Facts 1 piece equals 434 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 732 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Originally published as Spaghetti Beef Casserole in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p20 Cheese Grater Cleanup When grating blocks of cheese, I spray the grater with nonstick cooking spray. The grated cheese seems to flow right off, and there’s a lot less waste. Cleanup is a breeze, too. —Rochelle Hoover, Rapid City, South Dakota

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