Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole
Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is an easy hearty casserole that is both budget-friendly and easy to make. This casserole is simple and a delicious way to feed a family or a crowd!
When I have a hungry family to feed, I break out an old fashioned casserole. Hearty casseroles are designed for that kind of work! Potlucks, large family gatherings… whatever your need, a casserole will be there for you. This recipe for Million Dollar Spaghetti is one of my all time favorite casseroles. It’s basically an easy combination of baked spaghetti and lasagna. (I know, it sounds delicious doesn’t it?)
As only the best family recipes are, this million dollar spaghetti is budget-friendly. It yields a ton of food, and the ingredients aren’t complicated or expensive. In that way, this casserole is a fantastic part of your weeknight meal routine.
- 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 onion
- 1 C. (15 mL) Italian seasoning
- 3 cups (750ml) milk
- 1 1/3 c (330 ml) hot water )
- 12 oz spaghetti
- 3 c pasta sauce (1 jar)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 C. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c freshly grated Canadian Parmesan or grated Italian cheese blend
- Fresh basilic
In saucepan, brown beef on medium-high heat, breaking it up with spoon; drain fat. Adding garlic, onion also herbs; cooking also stirring for 3 min Add milk and 1 cup (250 mL) water; simmer. Stir in broken spaghetti; bring to simmer, stirring often.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 5 mins, stirring once, until spaghetti softens. Stirring in pasta sauce also red pepper; covering & simmer, stir often & adding more hot Sprinkling with cheese also serving Garnished with basil. Enjoy !