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Casserole Italiano Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.