Casserole Italiano Recipe

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I got this recipe from my sister...Our families think it's very tasty. Using prepared spaghetti sauce saves the time-consuming step of making your own sauce. --Nancy Schmidt, Delhi, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 353 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,034 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, water and seasonings.
  2. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half of the potatoes and meat mixture; repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until the potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Serve Casserole Italiano with warmed breadsticks and tomato wedges drizzled with Italian salad dressing.
Originally published as Casserole Italiano in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p170

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 353 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,034 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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