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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mostaccoli Casserole

Only 6 weeks left in this pregnancy, and we finally got another crib and dresser purchased and put together today for baby #2. Yep, we definitely procrastinated on this one, but oh well, it always seems to come together.

Never thought I would have two cribs in our house, unless twins were involved. But, here we are with a 17 month old and another baby due the beginning of April. I get nervous just thinking about what those first few weeks will be like...


As promised I said I'd share my mom's recipe we had on Sunday night. Not only did she serve up this yummy casserole, it also came with a side of broccoli, homemade bread and fresh fruit. It was heavenly.

Lets hope she remembers the frozen leftovers when she comes and helps me to set up the baby's room in two weeks. Write it down, mom!

Mostaccoli Casserole
photo courtesy of Recipe Bridge

1 lb. hamburger
1 lb. pork sausage
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 - 1lb. cans tomatoes
1/2 c. water
2 - 6 oz. cans tomato paste
1 t. salt
1/2 t. oregano
1/4 t. pepper
8 oz. package mostaccoli noodles (cooked)
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese

Browns meats with pepper and onion, drain. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water and seasonings, mix well. Grease two casserole dishes (this makes a lot!). Layer pasta, meat mixture, and continue layering until at the top of the dish. Top with a generous handful of parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

This is a great casserole for freezing, making for a sick loved one, or a crazy busy mom with a job and another baby on the way who will hardly have any time to breathe in the next few months, let alone cook (hint, hint).

What is your favorite casserole?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Sounds great, and you can do it with 2 kids...you never know it might end up way easier then your mind thinks.

  2. I like any type of casserole ... especially a Mexican one that I make, and tuna casserole.

  3. I love casseroles. Really love them. :)

  4. This sounds amazing! I love a great pasta casserole!

    I can't believe baby 2 is going to be here soon! So exciting for you!

  5. It's so exciting for another baby soon! You can do it!

    My oldest two are 2 years apart and now they are 12 and 14 and are great friends (mostly!).

    Baked pasta dishes are my favorite followed by ham macaroni and cheese! I make that several times a month!

  6. Sounds great, and you can do it with 2 kids...you never know it might end up way easier then your mind thinks.