Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Leftover Spaghetti Casserole

This weekend we hosted a sleepover campout for a girls soccer team. I made my fabulous spaghetti recipe for the 14 of them plus ordered some pizzas.  Needless to say even my spaghetti sauce couldn't compete with the ease and greasiness of the pizza.  The pizza was gone within seconds, every slice eaten.  I was left with at least 20 servings of spaghetti plus one loaf of garlic bread.  Inspired by my chicken divan casserole, I made spaghetti casserole on Monday night.  It was fabulouso!  Here is how you can make it.

1 package of spaghetti 
1 loaf of pre made garlic bread 
1 cup of fresh basil
3 jars of Trader Joe's Arrabiata Sauce
2 packages of ground turkey meat
1/3 cup of dried oregeno
2 green bell peppers finely chopped
4 cups of mushrooms sliced in half
1 large white onion diced
4 cloves of garlic crushed
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup of bread crumbs (from the unbuttered part of the garlic bread above.)
2 cups of fresh grated parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta as directed. Toss with light olive oil. Serve separate from sauce.

In a large skillet thoroughly cook the turkey meat.  Add 1/2 cup water and the dried oregeno for flavor.  
Saute the mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers until soft and add turkey mixture.  
Pour ingredients in a large pot and add the tomato sauce and garlic.  Bring to a boil.  

Make 1/2 cup of bread crumbs from the leftover garlic bread unbuttered sections.  Cube the remaining garlic bread into crouton size pieces. 
Place the leftover cooked pasta in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil. Toss the pasta with the eggs and bread crumbs.  In a 9x13 pan, coat the bottom of the pan with some tomato sauce.  Add the noodle mixture and spread evenly.  Cover with the leftover spaghetti sauce. Top with parmesan cheese, basil, and the garlic bread that you made into croutons.  

Bake at 400˚ for 25 minutes. Be sure to watch the bread crumbs so they don't burn.

See other fabulous casseroles from the 30daysof...blog.


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Thanks for sharing!