Wagon Wheel Casserole
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
One of my Husband’s favorite meals. Instead of Wagon wheels, we use shells. I also had 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and add the green peppers half way through cooking the hamburger. Otherwise, they turn out too raw. I also place 1/2 of the noodle sauce mixture in the baking dish, add mozzarella cheese and then cover with the rest of the noodle sauce mixture.
I couldn't find wagon wheel pasta so I used a multigrain elbow instead. It was okay but both my husband and I agree that we would rather have a plate of spaghetti with meat sauce.
It was just spaghetti with a different shaped pasta. Just okay, nothing exceptional.
Fantastic! Good for the fussy crowd - a real pleaser! Thank you!
It needed more seasoning, so I added spaghetti seasoning. It was good but no more than your average spaghetti!
This has nearly all my favorite pizza toppings, except for sausage so to me takes like pizza which I dearly love and this has a lot less calories. Next time I'm going to do it with ground pork and put sausage seasoning in the pork. Then it will taste just like my pizza! I'm also on a gluten free diet so I just used gluten free elbow macaroni (made with rice) in place of the wagon wheels. At 58, I don't need cute wagon wheels to get me to eat! It looks better than this photo too. I just made sure the spaghetti sauce had no wheat in it. I don't know where the other reviewer got all the salt. I don't see that as an ingredient. With 3 Gm sodium as a "normal" amount of sodium for a healthy person, this comes no where near the limit of sodium one should consume. He could also use his homemade spaghetti sauce and not put any salt in it if that's his only complaint. I was a cardiac nurse for many years. The majority of our cardiac patients were on a 2 Gm sodium diet, again, this comes no where near that unless they eat the entire recipe!
Living in rural Saskatchewan l do not always have the exact ingredients so l switched the Wagon Wheel Pasta for Rotini and it was still very good!