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FRUGAL GOURMET'S PASTA CASSEROLE
Although the Frugal Gourmet advocates using your own homemade spaghetti sauce and brown gravy, I substituted the commercial stuff and Trainman and I were really won over. This is really a great one for potlucks and a skinny budget!!
Recipe By : Jeff Smith, The Frigal Gourmet, in 1998
Servings: 6

1 pound lean Ground beef
1/2 cup chopped Onion
3 cloves Garlic -- minced
3/4 cup bottled Spaghetti Sauce
3/4 cup bottled Brown Gravy
1/2 cup Half and half
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup cooked Ziti pasta
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet until beef is done; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, gravy, cream and Parmesan cheese. Add the seasonings; mix well. Stir in pasta; toss gently. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2 baking dish; top with the mozzarella and bake 25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and the top is lightly browned.

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