Baked Tuscan Spaghetti Casserole

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My daughter made this last night as a pre-valentine’s meal for the family. It was quite delicious. Of course it was a pasta and meat dish because she loves anything pasta and meat. It was a nice treat to have  her cook for us.  It is really nice that she interested in learning how to cook.  She is my helper in the kitchen.

Baked Tuscan Spaghetti Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef ( used ground turkey)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 (26- ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 16-ounces spaghetti
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with ½ teaspoon salt until no pink remains; drain off excess liquid.
  4. Stir in spaghetti sauce; set aside.
  5. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl.
  6. Add ricotta cheese, sour cream, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and remaining salt.
  7. Stir until cheese is melted and spaghetti is evenly coated.
  8. Spread a cup of meat sauce in the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  9. Place spaghetti in top of meat sauce.
  10. Top with reamining meat sauce.
  11. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  12. Cover with aluminum foil.
  13. Bake for 45 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more.

 

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