Layered Meatball Casserole


2 1/2 cups prepared spaghetti sauce, divided
1 (16 ounce) package frozen meatballs, bite-size and thawed (or homemade)
1 (3/4 ounce) package fresh basil leaf, chopped
1 (7 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
2 tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons roasted garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 of (12 ounce) package egg noodles, cooked
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese or 1 1/2 cups provolone cheese, shredded
fresh parsley, garnish (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
2. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of baking dish.
3. Place meatballs on top of sauce.
4. Layer basil, mushrooms and tomatoes.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta, sour cream, eggs, remaining 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.

6. Stir in garlic, salt, oregano and prepared noodles.
7. Pour mixture over layered ingredients in baking dish.
8. Top with cheese.
9. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until bubbly.
10. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired

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