This is my first time trying out a recipe from Kitten Cal’s Kitchen, which a co-worker introduced me to a month or so ago.
I was looking for something relatively easy to make that I had a lot of the ingredients for already in my cupboards. I came across this fabulous recipe that seemed a bit like a mixture of pizza and pasta all in one! I had a lot of these as recipe staples already, so this was an easy one to whip up in no time. It was FANTASTIC!
Layered Spaghetti Sausage & Olive Casserole
1 lb. Italian sausage (I used pork/chicken Italian sausage and had next to no grease at all to drain)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 large green bell pepper, chopped (I used a whole pepper)
3 large garlic cloves, minced (I used 4!!!)
2 tsp dried oregano
1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (4 oz) can of mushrooms pieces and stems, drained
1 (2-1/4 oz) can of black sliced olives, drained
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, or to taste (I left this out altogether and it was salty enough)
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper, or to taste
12 oz of uncooked spaghetti (I used whole wheat)
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 (10-3/4 oz) can of cream of mushroom, undiluted
1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese (I used more)
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
In a large skillet cook the sausage meat with onion and bell pepper until no longer pink; drain fat.
Add in garlic and dried oregano; continue cooking until meat is lightly browned (about 10-12 minutes).
Add the diced tomatoes with the juice, mushrooms and olives, seasoned salt and black pepper; simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally (season with more salt and pepper if needed about halfway through cooking).
Cook spaghetti noodles on stovetop until al dente while tomato & sausage mixture is simmering.
Place half of the spaghetti in the greased baking dish.
Top with half of the sausage mixture, then sprinkle with 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
In a bowl mix the soup with water until smooth; pour over casserole.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
P.S. Sorry my pic isn’t so great. Trust me. It’s DE-LISH!