Thursday, July 26, 2012

Recipe: Doodle's Surprise

This is probably my favorite pasta dinner. It's so delicious. Named "Doodle's Surprise" because my Aunt (nicknamed Doodle) is the one who came up with mixing the perfect amount of ingredients together & it just STUCK! :) It's quick, easy, & delish! Ready now? With pictures, of course.


  • Velveeta Shells & Cheese
  • Ragu Spaghetti Sauce (I use Mushroom & Green Pepper for the flavor, but you can use whatever kind you like)
  • 6-8 slices of cheese, depending on the size of the pan you are using
  • 1-2lbs. hambuger meat

    Getting Started:
    * Preheat your oven to 425°F.

    Brown your hamburger meat and in a seperate pan, put your noodles on to boil.

    Strain and rinse hamburger meat.

    Make sure you non-stick your pan first, but then add your hamburger meat to your pan. I always use this really small dish because it's my favorite, but you can use a bigger size if needed. This dish typically makes around 8 servings. For more, I'd suggest a bigger pan & doubling the noodles & sauce.

    This is optional. I always put my spaghetti sauce through a strainer and hold it over my meat pan. I don't like mushrooms & peppers, but I love the flavor it gives. If you like those things, then this step isn't necessary, but if you don't - it's a life saver from having to pick them out later!

    Pictured above: Meat & sauce after straining the mushrooms & green peppers from the sauce. Like I said, completely optional! Or if you're in a hurry and don't mind the taste of the peppers & mushrooms, it just saves you a step from having to strain them out.

    Pictured above: All of the strained-out mushrooms, green peppers, tomates & extra stuff from the spaghetti sauce. After straining them, feel free to toss them on out!

    Remove noodles from stove once they are nice & done. Strain them as well, then add to your meat & sauce pan.

    Next, pour ontop your velveeta cheese. And mix mix mix mix mix.

    Once mixed well, add on a top layer of sliced cheese. I usually cover the whole pan with cheese.

    Bake for about 30 minutes or until cheese browns. Remove from oven, let cool, and DIG IN!!


    Why yes! Yes it was!

    Good side dishes:
    Garlic bread! Or just any kind of bread, really.

    Oh yeah, I forgot the warning.
    VERY CHEESY!! Haha.

    :) Enjoyyy.

    This was posted to an older blog entry and had pictures still from before, so I just copied and pasted. Hope you guys enjoyed it!

    1. Yum! We may try something like this soon!

    2. Looks yummy! I will have to try it!