Monday, January 10, 2011

Spaghetti-Pizza Casserole ***

We've had this a million times, but it's been quite a while.  We still love it, lol.  It's nothing special, but it's a nice, fairly easy meal.  Several steps, but nothing complex.  You can do the ground beef/sauce mixture while you cook the noodles, so it's all ready to go into the oven at the same time.  The only change that I think I'll make is on the cheeses.  I think I'll cut it to 1 cup of each cheese and then add a little Parmesan in the noodles themselves.  Other than that, it was another good meal!


1 (16-oz) package spaghetti
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 pound ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium-size green pepper, chopped
1 (32-oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (4-oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (12-oz) package sliced pepperoni
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and place in a lightly greased 13” x 9” x 2” baking dish.
Combine milk and eggs, stirring well; pour over spaghetti.
Cook ground beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles; drain well. Stir in spaghetti sauce; spoon over spaghetti. Place mushrooms and pepperoni on top.
Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses; bake an additional 10 minutes. Yield: 8 servings

Monday, January 3, 2011

Maple Oven Breakfast Pancake ****

This is the second time I've made this, and we've loved it both times.  I mixed it all together last night and covered it and put it in the refrigerator.  When I did that, I had to add an extra 10-15 minutes onto the initial cooktime.  This time, I doubled the recipe and mixed half the bacon into the batter and saved the other half to sprinkle on with the cheese at the end.  We loved it!

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy)

1 ½ cups biscuit/baking mix
1 Tbsp sugar
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
¼ cup maple syrup
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
Additional syrup, optional

In a mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, sugar, milk, eggs, syrup, and ½ cup cheese; mix well. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Serve with syrup if desired.
Yield: 6 servings
** Amy’s notes: I doubled the recipe and mixed half the bacon into the batter and sprinkled the second half on top with the cheese.