Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

Ingredients:

Lb.Of spaghetti.

1 Lb.Of ground beef.

1 finely chopped onion.

2 minced cloves garlic.

1 (28 oz) can.Of crushed tomatoes.

Instructions:

1st Step – Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2nd Step – In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, cooking until softened.

3rd Step – Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes.In the prepared baking dish, layer half of the cooked spaghetti.

4th Step – Spread half of the ricotta cheese over the spaghetti. Top with half of the meat sauce. Repeat the layers.Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top layer, ensuring an even distribution.

5th Step – Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving.

6th Step – Garnish with fresh basil if desired. Slice, serve, and savor the flavors of Grandma’s cherished Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole.

Tips:

Customize the meat sauce with your favorite herbs or a dash of red pepper flakes for added heat.

Experiment with different cheese combinations for a unique twist.

Grandma’s Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is not just a dish; it’s a journey back in time, a taste of heritage, and a tribute to the culinary traditions that weave through generations. Recreate this beloved recipe in your own kitchen, and with each bite, let the flavors transport you to the warmth of Grandma’s kitchen and the enduring love that infused every dish she prepared.

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