Spaghetti Bake - Cassie's

Cassie * Recipe

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x

My family loves when I make this. I throw in whatever I have at the time...this time it was ricotta cheese..tasted great..I normally add pepperoni to this also, but was fresh out...have also used Italian sausage.

This is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day.

This casserole also freezes well..I hope you give it a try..



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Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 lb
spaghetti, cooked following box directions, drain
1 1/2 lb
ground beef, i used lean
1 Tbsp
olive oil
( 24 ounces ) tomato sauce
2
( 14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes and juice
1
( 15 ounce ) ricotta cheese
1 small
red bell pepper, diced
1 small
green bell pepper, diced - i used 2 jalapeno's
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 medium
onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 tsp
hot pepper flakes ( optional)
1 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
italian seasoning
3/4 c
shredded, cheese - whatever you prefer

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F..


Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray
2
In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic, peppers over medium heat until meat is no long pink; drain.
3
In a large bowl add the meat, sauces, tomatoes, spices, and ricotta cheese; stir well.
4
Stir in the cooked pasta.
5
Transfer to the baking dish, cover and bake 35 - 40 minutes.
6
Uncover, sprinkle with cheese. Bake another 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.