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Tuesday, April 2, 2013


2 Jars of pasta sauce (I used Bertolli 5 Cheese Pasta Sauce)
1 pound lean hamburger
2 cloves of garlic, minced
16 oz. of spaghetti pasta (I used Ronzini Garden Delight)
2 – 3 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
1 package Canadian Bacon, or
1 package pepperoni
1 sausage link, cut into wheels

Boil water for pasta in a large pot  In a sauteuse pan, brown hamburger.  Remove excess grease (I use several paper towels).  Add desired pasta (marinara sauce) to hamburger.  Add minced garlic to sauce and hamburger mixture.  Season as desired.  Let simmer on low heat.  Add spaghetti pasta to the boiling water (add a little olive oil to the water).  Boil as directed on the pasta box. Drain Spaghetti Pasta.  In a large mixing bowl, combine sauce (reserving a little bit to pour on top of the pasta) and pasta with a pasta server.  Into a large rectangular baking dish, add the contents of the mixing bowl.  Pour reserved sauce onto the pasta mixture.  Add the grated cheese on top of the sauce, thoroughly covering the sauce.  Top with the pepperoni and sausage or the Canadian Bacon.  Bake in a  350 degree F oven for 20 – 30 minutes until the cheese has melted and the casserole is hot all the way through.  For best results, cut  square servings out of the baking dish with a knife, then use a spatula to plate it.

Browned Hamburger

Meat Sauce

Pasta and Meat Sauce in Mixing Bowl

Cheese Layer

Canadian Bacon and Pepperoni Layer

Ready to Cook

Just Out of the Oven