He was making a quick lunch, spaghetti O's with ground beef. My husband said when they were boys their grandmother use to make spaghetti o's prepared that way all the time. I thought the dish need a little tweaking for my own taste, so I turned it into a Baked Spaghetti O Casserole instead.
When I browned the ground beef I added some chopped onion and seasoning (Paula's house seasoning. Emerils essence or a little garlic powder and pepper) really what ever you want or have on hand. I thought it needed cheese, I mean isn't everything better with cheese on top???? If I want my kids to eat certain dishes just add some melted cheese and they will love it.
So here is my dh's grandmothers transformed Spaghetti O dish just updated into casserole Casserole. DD loves to have this with Garlic Texas Toast on the side add some fruit and a veggie and your done. I know this is kind a silly super easy casserole but it really is kid friendly. Sometimes its the simple things that are really the best. This recipe is budget friendly and a pretty cheap meal to make.
These are the ingredients you will need:
3 -4 cans plain spaghetti O' s, ground beef, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and Paula's house seasoning or salt and pepper.
Brown the ground beef and add to a 9x13 in casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. And sprinkle on some Parmesan or Romano cheese how ever much you want.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Spaghetti O' s Casserole
3 cans regular spaghetti o's (or 1 large can + 1 small)
1 - lb ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped
Paula Deens house seasoning, Emeriles essence or just salt/pepper (to your taste)
2 ups mozzarella cheese
1/4 up Parmesan or Romano cheese
Cook ground beef with onion until browned. drain off grease and add seasoning. Add the ground beef to the bottom a 9x13 size casserole dish. Add Parmesan cheese on top of the meat. Then add all three cans of spaghetti o's and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 30 minutes until casserole is nice and bubbly. Serve with french bread, Texas garlic toast and a salad.
Tina, The mom in Mommy's Kitchen