Beef 'n' sausage macaroni bake


Dinner tonight, 9 September , 2017.
Easy and so delicious , great for a cold fall day.
4 servings

  • 1 pound(s) ground beef
  • 1 pound(s) bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 26-ounce jar(s) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 8-ounce package(s) cream cheese (softened or cubed), cubed
  • 1 cup(s) (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh parsley
  • 6 Macaroni , cooked and drained
  • 2 cup(s) (8 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2 cup(s) (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1) In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Set aside 1 cup spaghetti sauce; stir remaining sauce into meat mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thickened.

In a small saucepan, melt cream cheese over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Stir in cottage cheese, eggs and parsley.

Spread the meat sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in, baking dish, saving a bit for the top.
Top with macaroni, cheddar cheese, 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and cream cheese mixture and the saved meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Italian seasoning.

Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes more or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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