Cheese Casserole

When I was married, my ex loved this dish, and as my kids grew older, they loved it 3 . It’s simple, and cheesy, and simply delicious!

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion
6 mushrooms, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
Pasta (I prefer macaroni, but fusili or penne works too, small noodles are preferable)
1 can tomato soup
3 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup cheddar*
1 cup mozzarella*

Cook your pasta until al dente, strain and put in a 9 x 13 pan (I like to use a glass lasagna pan).

While the pasta is cooking, in a frying pan, saute the onion in oil for 3 minutes, add garlic, saute for another minute and then add mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are soft. Put aside in a bowl. Add ground beef and fry until cooked, add the mushroom mixture back in, and add salt and pepper. Add the can of soup, ketchup and worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the parmesan cheese, and half a cup each of the cheddar and mozzarella. Add the sauce to the pan and mix together. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

**You can alternate with any kind of cheese if you want. I have used gouda, provolone – any mix is great with it. My traditional way is with the cheddar and mozzarella.

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