Easy, Cheesy Spaghetti Casserole

For the past couple of months, I’ve been trying out new freezer friendly recipes that actually taste good after I’ve pulled them out of the freezer.  A few recipes I’ve tried were failures after frozen, but this one is absolutely the best freezer meal I’ve come across thus far.  It’s one that rates high on ease of preparation and kid appeal too.  It takes literally 15 minutes to assemble and when I prepare this dish I double the recipe, refrigerate one for dinner and toss one in the freezer for a quick and easy go to freezer meal.  I promise you will thank me later!

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Ingredients
1/2 box of whole-wheat spaghetti or angel-hair pasta (about 6.5 ounces)
1/4 to 1/2 pound ground turkey (optional)
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Italian seasoning (about 1/2 tablespoon)
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You can use ground turkey or hamburger meat. Go on and brown that in a skillet.  While your browing your meat, boil spaghetti until done.  Meanwhile, combine other ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  When spaghetti is done, drain and pour back into sauce pan. Add browned meat and the cottage-cheese-sauce mixture from the bowl to the pan and mix well. (If you need to add more spaghetti sauce to get it to your liking, go right ahead!)
Coat an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.  Add spaghetti-and-sauces mixture to dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top. Then sprinkle on some dashes of Italian seasoning.  Bake uncovered in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted.  Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.  Also try this fabulous Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe to use as a side!  Eat up, and enjoy!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shannon Foster
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 20:07:41

    When Freezing do you cook this first?

    Reply

    • dianekm1
      Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:27:35

      Yes, you cook the meat and noodles and add the additional ingredients before you freeze. One your ready to pull out of freezer you cook in oven at 350 until bubbly:). Enjoy!

      Reply

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