Baked Spaghetti

Total Time:
2 hr 25 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr 55 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining. Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for 20 more minutes. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce. Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes. Cut into squares before serving.

House Seasoning:

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Preparation tine: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ease of Preparation: Easy


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This has become one of my wife's favorite meals. The combination of spices that simmer for an hour turns into one of the best flavors for spaghetti we've ever had. It's even better as leftovers, so cooking for two just means we get to eat it that much longer. It takes a while to cook from start to finish, but the effort isn't that much since it's mostly waiting while the cooking happens. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hope this helps someone else who’s an inexperienced cook. Watch the video before you make this! She uses YELLOW onions, ITALIAN parsley, REGULAR spaghetti & SHARP cheddar. She first sautés the onions, peppers & garlic. I'm fairly inexperienced when it comes to cooking so I followed the written recipe exactly. There was a certain flavor in it that I just didn't like & I think it was the Italian seasoning. I liked everything else enough that I'll try making it again according to the video & leaving out the Italian seasoning. I used curly leaf parsley & medium cheddar. I wasn’t sure what size bay leaf was considered small; I read that bay leaves range in size from 2.5-7.5 cm in length and 1.6-2.5 cm in width, so I used leaves that were at the smaller end of that scale. I used fresh bay leaves (Laurus nobilis, not Umbellularia californica), but I think I was supposed to use dried. *REMOVE BAY LEAVES BEFORE SERVING*. I will definitely re-review this after I re-make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was one of the BEST recipes I have ever made! I added an extra cup of tom sauce and diced tom. I also used 1 pound italain sausage and 1 pound ground beef. PERFECT!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Probably my most favorite baked spaghetti recipe ever item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pasta was amaaaaaaazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pasta was amaaaaaaazing! I followed the directions to the dot, and everything turned out awesome. I did substitute a couple things in. For example, instead of tomatoes, I used pop tarts. Also, I felt that the tomato sauce was too thick, so I used chocolate syrup. Marshmallow's were a good alternative to beef. All in all, it turned out better than I expected. 10/10 with my recommendations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not easy preparation in my opinion but very tasty. Ive made this several times and have had nothing but complements! Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! The sauce for this dish could be used with many other Italian recipes. I followed the recipe exactly for this. The only change I may try next time would be to only use 1 teaspoon of sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Probably my most favorite baked spaghetti recipe ever! My hubby and my kiddos LOVE it too! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agree 100% item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the best review ever!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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