Savory Spouse Casserole Recipe

This comforting casserole is a delightful combination of flavors and textures, perfect for a cozy family dinner or a potluck gathering. Packed with hearty ingredients, it’s sure to become a favorite in your household.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked pasta (such as penne or rotini)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella work well)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat if needed.
  3. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked meat. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  4. Stir in the diced bell peppers and sliced mushrooms. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  5. Add the drained diced tomatoes, condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Gently fold in the cooked pasta until evenly distributed in the skillet.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out into an even layer.
  8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove the foil and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes to lightly brown the cheese, if desired.
  11. Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Serve hot, and enjoy this delicious Spouse Casserole with your loved ones!

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