At the end of last month I decided to sign up for Hungry Little Girl’s Surprise Recipe Swap. On the first of every month we are matched up with another blogger, pick a recipe of their’s to make, and post the recipe and a review on the 20th of the month. I have done recipe swaps in the past, but they were always with bloggers I already follow. This is a chance to get to know new bloggers and new recipes!
This month I was matched up with Easy Life Meal and Party Planning , and yes, they are a blog I didn’t know. I looked around their blog ( it’s run by two ladies) and finally decided to make their Mushroom Fettuccine Bake. < Check out their recipe here. I changed the recipe just a little by increasing some of the ingredients. Basically, I was trying to hide the mushrooms from my almost 4 year old who WILL NOT eat them. It didn’t work.
This is only half the pan, my husband cut into it before I could take a picture.
Mushroom Fettuccine Bake
1 pound fettuccine
1.5 pounds lean ground beef
2 portobello mushroom caps, diced fine
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar ( you can use all sharp or all mild, I just wanted to use up one of my packages of cheese!)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce ( if you increase the recipe like I did, you might want to use more sauce)
Cook fettuccine noodles for two minutes less than package directions. Brown ground beef and drain. Preheat oven to 350*F.
In a large bowl, combine noodles, ground beef, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, seasoning and spaghetti sauce. Place in a 9X13 baking dish ( or a large casserole dish), top with the Parmesan cheese and then the Mozzarella cheese. Bake for 25 minutes, uncovered.
I thought it was good, my husband suggested that if I make it again I add Ricotta cheese, which would make it more like a lasange. I think I might like to try it without increasing the ingredients, to see how it is with more of the mushroom taste.
If you would like to sign up for the Surprise Recipe Swap, visit Hungry Little Girl here!