Italian Spaghetti Bake
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 20
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 2 packages (one 16 oz, one 8 oz) spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (8 oz) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (8 oz) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (3.8 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups (12 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and seasonings. Drain spaghetti.
  2. Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into each of two greased 13-in x 9pin x 2-in baking dishes. Top each with about 2-1/2 cup spaghetti. 1-1/2 cups meat sauce, and remaining spaghetti and meat sauce. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or unti heated through. Yields 2 casseroles (8-10 servings each).
RECIPE BACKSTORY
One of my favorite Taste of Home dishes to prepare.