Friendship Casserole is a huge hit in my house! The kids have loved it every time we have made it!! The second time I did up two larger casserole dishes instead of these three smaller casserole pans pictured and we froze one and cooked one!!! (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Kylie is obsessed with any pasta dish so this is one of our busy weeknight go-to recipes! Plus this is a super cheap dinner, since it makes two casseroles I always have dinner in the freezer to pull out if we didn’t take one somewhere. One thing I love about my Pyrex casserole pans is how well they freeze and thaw out food.
2 – lbs ground beef
1 – 48 oz jar spaghetti sauce
2 – tablespoons sugar
1 (16 oz) – pkg medium egg noodles
1/2 – cup margarine or butter
½ – teaspoon onion salt (or onion powder)
½ – teaspoon garlic salt (or garlic powder)
½ – cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 – 12 oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350º Brown meat and drain fat. Add spaghetti sauce and sugar to meat; simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles as directed (AL dente); drain and toss with margarine, salts and Parmesan cheese. Spray two 9×13 pans with non-stick spray. In both pans layer half the sauce, all the noodles, rest of sauce; top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes.
You can also add some sauteed green bell peppers, onions and mushrooms to the sauce. Make sure the person you are gifting this wonderful casserole to likes the veggies. If not just leave them out.