Reader recipe Cheesey Spaghetti Casserole
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Cheesey Spaghetti Casserole

This recipe was given to me by my aunt and is best served with a large hunk of crunchy, warm garlic bread. Great way to use up leftover pasta noodles!

By Maxine MacGuire

Source: Maxine MacGuire

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  • Prep time 20 minutes assembly and chopping time
  • Cook time 20-25 min for ground beef, 45 minutes in the oven
  • Portion size 6


  • 1 can (8 oz) 1can (8 oz)condensed chedder cheese soup
  • 1 can (8 oz) 1can (8 oz)condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lb 1lbextra-lean ground beef or extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 1medium chopped oniononions
  • 1 tsp 1tspfresh chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspfresh black pepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfrozen corn
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped celery
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped carrotcarrots
  • 4 cups 4cupscooked, drained and cooled spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded Cheddar cheese, divided
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The above portions fit into a 9 inch square casserole dish. Spray the dish with cooking spray for ease of serving and clean-up. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, celery and carrots and saute gently for about 5 minutes. Then add your ground turkey or beef and cook for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Add the frozen corn about halfway through the browning process. Remove from heat and add can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. Mix well and pour mixture into casserole dish. Set aside. Combine the cheddar cheese condensed soup with the pasta noodles and stir until noodles are well coated. Stir in the extra half cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Layer this on top of the meat mixture. Top the casserole with the 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar, cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes if desired, to allow the top to brown slightly. Remove from the oven and let stand, covered for about 10 minutes before serving. You can substitute the spaghetti noodles for noodles of your choice, such as baby shells, or rotini. You can also change up the flavour of the meat. I have used taco seasoning and added a layer of salsa on top of the meat layer and topped the whole thing with Cheddar/Mozzarella mix of shredded cheese. It all works!

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