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From Simple to Super: 'Super Mario' spaghetti and meatballs

by Michelle Arnold

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 1:14 AM

1 package Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage
2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper

Take sausage out of casing, then mix all ingredients until evenly mixed. Form into 6 oz meatballs and bake on 400 degrees until temperature reaches 160 degrees.(about 12-18 minutes)

2 bottles Ragu sauce (Five Cheese)
½ bottle Ragu Alfredo sauce
4 tablespoons sugar
Cook on low heat for 8 minutes then add cooked meatball to sauce

1 box of lasagna pasta sheets
Boil pasta for 5 minutes then cut in half

1 habanero pepper
2 jalapenos
1 tomato
2 tablespoons cilantro
1 shallot
Salt and pepper

Dice all ingredients and mix together
White bread
Star cookie cutter
Melted butter
Garlic salt

Cut star shape out of bread then toast in a sauté pan on medium heat and sprinkle with garlic salt
Layer pasta sheets on plate with meatballs and sauce on top. Garnish with star shape croutons.