ELIZABETH’S JOHNNY MARZETTI
By Elizabeth at OhioThoughts Blog
1 lb. ground beef
1 small to med. onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. chopped celery
1 can tomato sauce (more if desired)
2 Can of diced tomatoes, (or 1 diced one stewed) drain a little
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 teas chopped oregano
1 Tbls chopped parsley
Pinch of sea salt
Coarsely ground black pepper to season
Grated Cheddar, Italian or Mozzarella cheese
About 3 cups dried (or 12oz) macaroni noodles
Cook noodles; drain and set aside.
In a large skillet cook ground beef until mostly brown. Add onion, garlic and celery; Cook until meat is done and vegetables are tender. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and seasonings. Simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl mix cooked noodles with meat mixture. Mix in 1 8oz bag of cheese or add ½ bag of shredded cheddar and ½ bag of shredded mozzarella.
Use butter to grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, add meat mixture and then sprinkle top of casserole with cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
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