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Strange But True Casserole

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Brown turkey in a large skillet until no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes; drain. Add garlic, pepper, bell pepper and onion to browned turkey meat; stir together and saute until onion becomes transparent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in soup and let cook for 2 minutes, then stir in spaghetti and mix until well blended. Transfer mixture into a 2 1/2 liter casserole dish and place in oven.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake for another 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

It is strange but pretty good. This is not a gourmet meal but it is hearty and filling. I too used lasagna noodles w/ meat sauce instead of spaghetti, added some minced garlic while sauting the onions, no pepper, and only about 3/4 of the bread crumbs (next time I'll use only 1/2c). I wouldn't make this very often but would make again when in a time crunch. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2010

My two year old loved it and he's quite the foody so if he's happy I'm happy. I altered it a bit by sauteing the garlic, onion and pepper first then adding the ground turkey (rather than vice versa). Also added salt, parsley and a little basil to the mix before adding the soup and sauce. I also opted out of the canned spaghetti/sauce and simply cooked spaghetti and sauce separately and then added them to turkey mixture along with some parmesan and mozzarella cheese. It's definitely not a dinner party dish but works for a family meal.

Mar 11, 2003

I never thought I'd try a recipe with the word "strange" in it, which this combination certainly seems, but it was VERY tasty! My store was out of spaghetti with meat sauce so I used lasagna with meat sauce instead. I think I'll stick with that because that shape of pasta is easier to eat anyway. Leftovers are yummy too!

Mar 11, 2003

This was pretty good, though not something I'll make very often. That amount of pepper made this dish very spicy, so next time I'll probably only put in a 1/2 tablespoon in (instead of 2). The kids didn't like this one very much, but that was probably due to the black pepper and green bell pepper.

Feb 20, 2007

This is a great recipe! My kids and family loved it! I substituted shredded cheese on the top for the bread crumbs and it made the dish very cheesy and creamy from the soup! It was great! I also cut down on the pepper so it wouldn't be too spicy for the kids!

Mar 11, 2008

"Strange but true" is right on the mark with this unique twist on a casserole. My family enjoyed it. I plan on taking the leftovers and adding it to a pie crust, bake, and make a nice brunch pie. I would make this recipe again.

Nov 05, 2007

Had lots of leftover spaghetti with sauce that I needed to recreate. Family was happy to have it in a different form, but overall not the most exciting dinner.

Sep 24, 2010

I made this recipe last night. The only thing that I changed was that I added some provolone cheese to the top and used leftover spaghetti instead of canned. It was a good way to use up leftover spaghetti but pretty much tasted like doctored up pasta and not very different from dinner the previous night.


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1229 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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