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spaghetti casserole

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Gail Welch
Carthage, TX

I took my spaghetti and meat sauce recipe and layered it in a casserole dish and baked it in the oven for something a little different. I love baked pasta dishes.

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spaghetti casserole

  • 8 -12 oz pkg
    spaghetti, cooked per pkg directions & drained
  • 1 lg
    jar spaghetti sauce, or homemade
  • 1 tsp
    each seasoning -oregano, chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 sm
    onion, sauteed, optional
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, chopped, optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, optional
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    mozzerella, parmesan and/or cheddar cheese

How To Make spaghetti casserole

  • 1
    Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  • 2
    Brown ground chuck. Drain. Add salt, pepper,oregano, chili powder and basil. Add tomatoes. OPTIONAL: Saute' onions and bell pepper in butter; Add to meat.
  • 3
    Combine meat and sauce in pan.
  • 4
    In casserole dish or 9x13 baking pan, pour just enough sauce to cover the bottom well. Add layer of cooked spaghetti. Top with more sauce and cover with foil.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees approximately 35 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheese of your choice or combination. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes uncovered.