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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Johnny Mazetti Casserole

My mom cooks this all the time. For me this is easily a replacement for the classic tater-tot casserole....

JOHNNY MAZETTI CASSEROLE

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup minced onion
1 10ish oz can tomato sauce
1 can cream of Mushroom or cream of chicken soup (this recipe isn't picky)
Salt/Pepper to taste
Optional 1 tsp Dash of Tabasco sauce
3/4 pkg of (8 oz.) noodles, cooked and drained (I like egg noodles but any form of pasta will do)
1-1 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese

Cook first 3 ingredients, until hamburger is fully cooked and vegtables are done. Drain off the excess fat. Add the tomato sauce, cream of mushroom/chicken soup, salt, pepper and optional dash of Tabasco sauce heat till bubbly. Mix cooked, drained noodles into hamburger mixture.
Pour into a casserole dish. Bake at 350 degree oven until bubbly. Top with grated cheese and bake an additional 3-5 minutes.