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Ground Beef Spaghetti Casserole

No recipe image available.Spaghetti pasta forms the crust in this tasty, Italian-style casserole, layered with a cottage cheese mixture and meat sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti pasta
2 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain, set aside.
  2. In a skillet sauté ground beef, onion and green bell pepper until meat is browned; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine cottage cheese, sour cream and oregano; stir to mix and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In lightly greased baking dish, layer spaghetti, cheese mixture then meat mixture.
  6. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.

Makes 8 servings.