Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This is listed on my Quick Fix Recipes because it only takes about 20 minutes prep time.  It does need to bake for half an hour making it completely ready in well less than an hour.  While the casserole bakes you can prepare a salad or steam a vegetable for a completel meal.

1 lb lean ground beef (or chicken, if desired)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 jar (16-oz) favorite spaghetti sauce
1 can (4-oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
6 oz macaroni, cooked according to package directions; drained
1 cup sour cream
4 oz sliced provolone cheese, sliced
4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to break up.  When browned, drain well.  Return to the skillet and add the onion; cook for a couple of minutes to soften onion.  Stir the spaghetti sauce and mushrooms into the meat and onion; simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an oblong baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Spread half the macaroni over the bottom of the pan.  Top with half the sauce mixture topped with half the sour cream.  Layer the provolone cheese over the sour cream.  Repeat the process ending with the mozzarella cheese.  Spray the underside of a piece of foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray and cover the dish loosely.

Bake at 350 degress for 25 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake another 5 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

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