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    Default Johnny Carino's Timballo

    Does anyone have a recipe like Johnny Carino's Timballo ?

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    Toronto, Canada

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    Welcome to CK Erika

    Sorry I haven't been able to find a clone recipe for you.

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    North Carolina

    Default Re: Johnny Carino's Timballo

    What type dish is it? Maybe we canfind something close to it.

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    Default Re: Johnny Carino's Timballo

    Google......you will find recipes and can adjust as needed.

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    Central NY

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    Timballo- menu description
    Source: Johnny Carino's

    Chicken, Sausage or Combo
    Hot skillet filled with spaghetti, onions, peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and pepperoni, baked with mozzarella and parmesan

    Timballo With Cheese Recipe
    Source: Epicurean

    1 lb. spaghetti (uncooked--break strands in halves)
    1/3 c. butter
    1 lb. bulk pork sausage
    1 (4oz.)can sliced mushrooms, drained
    3 tblsp.finely chopped onion
    1/3 c. sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
    1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
    2 tblsp. chopped parsley
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/4 c. dry bread crumbs
    2 eggs, well beaten
    1/4 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
    Cheese Sauce

    Cook spaghetti 10 minutes in boiling salted water. Drain; toss with butter.

    Saute sausage in skillet until almost done. Pour off fat; return 2 tblsp. to skillet. Add mushrooms and onion; saute until tender.

    Toss together spaghetti, sausage mixture, olives, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

    Coat a buttered 9"" spring-form pan with bread crumbs; reserve some for top. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in pan; pour eggs evenly over all. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; top with remaining spaghetti mixture. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover with foil; bake in moderate oven(375 degrees F.)40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with Cheese Sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

    Cheese Sauce:

    Melt 1/4 cup butter or regular margarine over low heat; blend in 1/4 cup flour. Add 2 cups milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon chopped

    Recipe(tried): Carino's Timballo (Angie's Timballo Remake)
    Board: Copycat Recipe Requests at Recipelink.com
    From: Angie, ID 4-30-2008

    II have experimented with making Timballo myself. My husband loves this dish from Carino's and has complimented my remake quite highly. I am no chef, but enjoy trying new things. You can experiment with the ingredients/amounts to make it to your liking.


    -meat(s) of choice (I have used various combinations of: ground Italian sausage, that big "u" shaped sausage I can't remember what it's called, chicken strips, shrimp)
    -Pepperoni, chopped
    -bacon, sliced or crumbled
    -Onion, chopped
    -Green bell pepper diced
    -Red bell pepper diced
    -Garlic powder or fresh finely chopped garlic
    -mushrooms, chopped
    -olives, sliced
    -Thyme (approx. 1 – 1 1/2 tsp.)
    -Basil (approx. 2 tsp.)
    -Spaghetti noodles
    -spaghetti sauce
    -shredded mozzarella cheese
    -Parmesan cheese

    Cook spaghetti noodles, drain and set aside.
    Cook meat(s)and bacon and drain off any fat, set aside. ( I cook meats in separate pans because of the fat draining off)
    Sauté onion and bell peppers in a small amount of butter and Garlic in a large pan.
    Add mushrooms, and pepperoni and heat through. Add meat mixture. Add Thyme and Basil. Mix in well.
    Add Olives.
    Mix in Spaghetti noodles to meat mixture.
    Add approx. 2 cups of Spaghetti sauce (more or less depending on your taste)

    Sprinkle small amount of mozzarella and parmesan cheese into the bottom of an oven safe baking dish. Layer spaghetti mixture and mozzarella alternating (not too much cheese here). This gets the cheese through the dish.
    Top off with more mozzarella.
    Bake for approx. 15 min. at 350 F.
    When done sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy.

    It’s a little labor intensive but my husband loves it. If you can come up with a simplified version I would love to hear about it. For now, this works great!

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