Friday, August 5, 2011

Fun With Food Friday- Crockpot Spaghetti Casserole!

Today I have another awesome crockpot recipe for you to try! My friend Allison gave me this recipe, and I finally got around to trying it this week! It's a cool spin on Spaghetti, and if your kids like cheese this is a great way to get them to get their spaghetti!

What you Need
-1.5lbs ground round
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 (26 ounce) jar tomato and basil pasta sauce
-1/4 cup butter
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
-1 cup Parmesan cheese
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into pieces
-3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
-grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do
1. Cook ground round and onion in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain meat and return to skillet. Stir pasta sauce into beef mixture.
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat; whisking constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and pepper. It will look similar to this:

3. Spoon one-third of meat mixture into a lightly greased 5 quart slow cooker. Spread half of broken spaghetti over meat; pour half of white sauce over noodles and sprinkle with 1 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers once. Spread remaining meat mixture over cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese.
4. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6-8 Servings.

Look at all that cheesy goodness!!! 

We love cheese in this house so this was a big hit for all of us!! The only thing I would do differently is maybe cook it closer to 5 hours just to get the noodles a little softer! It was so good and so easy! It does require a little prep time (I'd say 20 min) but it's well worth it! 

Make sure to check out what Mama Chocolate cooked up this week for Fun with Food Friday!! 

I always needs new recipes to try so as some incentive to you, if you email me a recipe to review you can get 10 extra entries into any current giveaway!! Just leave a comment below the giveaway stating what recipe you sent!! Recipes can be sent to mommyferg02(at)gmail(dot)com. 

1 comment:

  1. this sounds amazing. It's on my long list of recipes to try out!


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