Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

I love baked spaghetti.  It's such a comfort food.  I've created a version that I love, and will share it here.  It's not so much a recipe - I just go by feel, so you can tinker with it at will.
Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic, chopped
olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
Mild Italian Sausage
1 box spaghetti
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375*.  Heat olive oil in skillet.  Add onions and garlic, sauté until tender.  Add sausage (casings removed, if you buy that type).  Meanwhile, start boiling spaghetti and cook according to instructions on box.  Once sausage is partially browned, add green peppers and carrots.  Continue to sauté until softened.  Add mushrooms.  

Drain spaghetti and return to pot, toss with jar of spaghetti sauce. Layer half in 9 x 13 pan.  Put half the veggie/sausage mixture on top.  Sprinkle cheeses (about 1/2 cup of each).  Layer again - spaghetti, veggies, cheeses.  Cover with aluminum foil (try to tent it, so that it doesn't touch the cheese on top) and bake for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

27 comments:

Nancy said...

Sounds a little like fried spaghetti -- yum!

Willow said...

Oh yum I need some comfort food !

mail4rosey said...

My husband is the one who turned me on to baked spaghetti, and that stuff is go--oooo-oood! :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Looks good.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, but wondered how the noodle keep from being overcooked

Betty Manousos said...

yum!! i love spaghetti-now i am hungry! i am now bookmarking that great recipe.

LONDONLULU said...

Yum, I haven't had baked spaghetti since I was a kid! This takes me back:)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh this looks good - maybe old Andy would eat it too. Sandie

GardenOfDaisies said...

YUM! This sounds like it could easily become a favorite at our house!

Sally said...

I love spaghetti, period! :)

Have never tried with sausage; thanks for enlightening me as I will, for sure, try it. Yours looks very good. :)

Michaele said...

I have always wondered about baking pasta after boiling it. Thought it would be mushy. I need to try this.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It definitely is comfort food. Warm, filling, and yummy. Delicious!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It definitely is comfort food. Warm, filling, and yummy. Delicious!

Michael Manning said...

Lisa: I am always amazed at your cooking. This looks incredible! :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Baked spaghetti is something that I've actually cooked before. :-) I like it better than regular spaghetti. This recipe sounds good.

Laura Lee said...

I want to eat meals at your house! All the recipes you post look and sound so yummy. This one has provided inspiration for tonight's dinner, thank you!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've never had baked spaghetti but we all love pasta so this is definitely a must try!

Marissa Napier said...

Your recipe looks good, Lisa!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really looks delicious! We will need to try it.

Monkeywrangler said...

It sounded good, so I am making it for dinner tonight!

Angela said...

I've never tried a baked spaghetti like that. It looks really good! I just wish I wasn't the only one in the house that likes mushrooms....

Lynn said...

I've never heard of baked spaghetti before, your recipe looks easy and the photo delicious, a must try :-).

Harry Flashman said...

That's one of my favorite foods. Mine is not so full of good things, I just use tomato sauce and dehydrated onions, with some grated cheese. But it certainly is comfort food.

Monkeywrangler said...

I did tinker with it. Used fresh portobellas, and ditched the carrots.
Sauce was Newmans Own Sockarooni.

Everyone seemed to like the recipe, though only two of us enjoyed the mushrooms.

Montanagirl said...

We both like spaghetti and would like this recipe! I have a "Confetti Spaghetti" recipe that's really good too - and easy. I'm all about easy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've never made baked spaghetti....but this looks delicious and comforting. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

I love that your recipes are always so simple and things my family would eat!