Pasta Cheese and Pasta in a Pot

Schmitty posted 05-02-99

Cheese and Pasta in a Pot

12 ounces large shell macaroni
2 pounds ground beef
2 medium onions chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 - 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 - 14 ounce can spaghetti sauce
10 ounce can mushroom pieces and stems
2 cups sour cream
1/2 pound cheddar cheese
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain and set aside.

Brown beef in frying pan.

Drain and put in large saucepan, add onions, garlic, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and juice. Bring to boil and allow to simmer 20 minutes til onions are tender. Stir occasionally while boiling. Remove from heat. use 4 quart casserole or roaster.

Construction as follows:
1. Pour one half macaroni in bottom of casserole
2. Pour one half meat sauce over macaroni
3. Spread with one half sour cream
4. Slice cheddar cheese thinly and layer on top
5. Cover with second half macaroni
6. spoon over second half of meat sauce
7. spread with second half sour cream
8. cover with remaining slices of cheddar cheese.
9. Top with thin slices of the mozzarella cheese.

Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking til cheese is melted. Serves 12

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