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Spaghetti Casserole and our Menu Plan

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Having a quick and easy meal this time of year is really important. You are so busy and everything can get so crazy, with the decorating, baking, shopping and parties.

Last week, when I cooked the Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry, it was the first time that I had used Cooking Wine. Have you cooked with wine before?

Here are some quick & easy ideas for using Holland House Products:

Holland House® Red Cooking Wine

  • Stir into gravy and red sauces
  • Add to soup made with beef stock
  • Enhances the flavor of hearty stews and meat dishes
  • Excellent for beef, lamb and pork
  • Marinate less-tender cuts of beef in red cooking wine for 24 hours to boost flavor and tenderize.Drain and cook as desired.

I wanted to turn our normal Italian night into something a little different, but still have it quick and easy. So, I flipped through my Holland House cookbook and spotted their Gusto Divini Meat Sauce…perfect!

Spaghetti Casserole with Gusto Divini Meat Sauce

Spaghetti Casserole with Gusto Divini Meat Sauce

Spice-up your Italian night with new flavors when you make HoosierHomemade.com's Spaghetti Casserole with Gusto Divini Meat Sauce!


Gusto Divini Meat Sauce

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage meat
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped (about 1 bunch)
  • 3 cans (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle (16 oz) Holland House Red Cooking Wine
  • 1 teaspoon each ground sage and dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram and ground pepper

Spaghetti Casserole

  • 1 box (16 oz) of spaghetti or other pasta you have on hand (I added some broken pieces of lasagna noodles too)
  • 1 bag of Mozzerella Cheese
  • Gusto Divini Meat Sauce


Gusto Divini Meat Sauce

  1. Brown meats, add onions and cook until soft. Drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover and cook 1 more hour, stirring occasionally.

Spaghetti Casserole

  1. Boil noodles according to the directions on the box. Drain.
  2. Layer noodles, sauce then cheese.
  3. Repeat the layers.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with salad and bread sticks.


Cooks Note: This recipe makes a lot of sauce. I cut it in half, and used my slow cooker on low for about 4 hours. Adding the cooking wine gave the Spaghetti Casserole great flavor and the seasonings made it taste rich.

Holland House offers many varieties of wines for cooking and vinegars, including white, red, and Vermouth Cooking Wines and Balsamic, Red and White Premium Vinegars just to name a few.

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You can buy Holland House Wines for Cooking and Premium Vinegars at many stores across the United States, find one near you!

Our Menu Plan…

Monday~ Spaghetti Casserole, Garlic Bread and Salad

Tuesday~ Baked Chicken and Twice Baked Potatoes

Wednesday ~ Breakfast – Homemade McGriddles and Smoothies

Thursday ~ Chicken Fajitas and Rice

Friday ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Saturday ~ Pizza

Sunday ~ Chili and Cornbread

Disclaimer: Holland House provided me with compensation and product for this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I fix kind of the same thing – we call our dishes Baked Ziti and Goulosh — they are basically the same. I like going to these dishes when I am in a hurry and need something rather quick.

    Caroline – I haven’t thought about adding the cream cheese when I do my dishes – but I will add a little bit next time and see what happens. I bet it is really good. You can’t go wrong with Cream cheese.

  2. I made your chicken and noodles last week and they were a BIG hit!!!! Everyone loved them.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. I’m so glad you all liked them! They are always a hit here too!
      Thanks for letting me know!

  3. yum! I haven’t had spaghetti casserole in years but I know my family makes it with cream cheese or ricotta or something similar in it. Sometimes when I eat spaghetti at home, I’ll mix a piece of cream cheese in. It’s sooo good! My husband won’t eat it or i’d just make it all that way.

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