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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spaghetti Casserole

This crock pot spaghetti casserole comes from Rachel in Illinois. It sounds super delicious and like a definite crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing Rachel!

Here is how she does it:

1 ½ pounds ground round
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (26 oz.) jar tomato and basil pasta sauce
¼ cup butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ tsp. pepper
8 oz. uncooked spaghetti, broken into pieces
3 cups (12 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese

1) Cook ground round and onion in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain meat, and return to skillet. Stir pasta sauce into beef mixture.

2) Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in ½ cup Parmesan cheese and pepper.

3) Spoon one-third of meat mixture into a lightly greased 5-quart slow cooker. Spread half of broken spaghetti over meat; pour half of white sauce over noodles, and sprinkle with 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers once. Spread remaining meat mixture over cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.

4) Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6-8 servings.

*My Notes*
1.) If you wanted to, you could omit step number 2 in the instructions and use a jarred Alfredo sauce (which you can find on the same isle as the marinara and spaghetti sauces).
2.) My guess is since she has "cook on LOW" only, it would probably be a good idea to not try and cook it on high. There's probably a very good reason she says that.

Thanks again Rachel for sharing!


  1. Wow! That sounds great, I never thought of cooking spaghetti in a crock pot! I love the Alfredo idea, too!
    I will have to try it!
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Sounds wonderful! We will definitely be trying this!

    -Krystal @

  3. I've got to admit. That really sounds pretty good. I think I'd add some garlic.

  4. This really does sound like a crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  5. Hey cookin mamma, this reminds me of the spaggetti they used to make in my husband's fraternity. She would cook it slowly in a casserole, but this looks WAY easier! Thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop this week! Alex@amoderatelife

  6. I love this idea! What a great option for making a fantastic dish. I am learning more about my slow cooker and loving every minute of it!! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to Saturday's Party! (and I've got a recipe planned for next weeks crockpot exchange!)

    -Krystal @

  8. I like the idea of this dish. This is really something new to me. Never thought of it. I would love to try this.

  9. This was FABULOUS! I just used Mozzarella cheese instead!


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