Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baked Spaghetti

This is one of our favorites. It's a Paula Deen recipe, so you know it's good:) It is even better served as left-overs!!

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 green bell pepper, dice
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 Cup water
1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. Seasoning salt
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 small bay leaves
8 oz. uncooked angle hair pasta
1 (8 oz) package cheddar cheese, grated
1 (8 oz) package mozzerella cheese, grated

*In large saucepan, cook ground chuck, bell pepper, onion and garlic, over medium heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain well.

*In a Dutch oven, combine drained meat mixture, crushed tomatoes and the next 8 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occassionally. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occassionally. Remove and discard bay leaves.

*Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain well and set aside.

*Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish. Spoon 1/3 of the sauce over bottom of dish. Top with 1/2 of pasta , then 1/3 of cheese. Repeat layers, ending with sauce and reserving remaining 1/3 of cheese.

*Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese, and bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before cutting into sqaures to serve.


Dolly said...

Yes, this is a good one and great for lots of company. I agree, it's better as left overs the next day. This looks yummy Donna! Good picture.

kristin said...

Love Love Love this! It's definitely one of our favorites. It freezes well, too. Mmmm...Maybe I need to add this to our menu this week!

Kristi said...

OK, how many people does this recipe feed. I need to feed about 20-25 people next weekend.

Donna said...

This will serve 8-10 people the recipe says. If you're going to make this, I'd make 2...maybe even three. It's the kind of meal you want seconds with:)

Nancy said...

Wow wee! I'm looking back through this blog and this looks yummy!