ITALIAN SPAGHETTI BAKE

I have never made a spaghetti bake before. But let tell you how good this was. So good, that my husband had four helpings, yes, four helpings and must have told me five times that I can make that over and over! Now that’s a winner in my book! And yes, You guessed it, the leftovers were even better!  I’m saving this recipe in my “company” file, you know, The one where you put recipes that are easy and delicious to put together for company. Plus, this makes a 9 x 13 pan so it is a good amount! 
Yum  

At the very end, I stuck it under the broiler for about 5 minutes to get the cheese a little brown and golden. 


This was so yummy, I made a pan of it for my son when I visited him at college this past weekend, will make for nice leftovers for him and his roomate this week.


 What you'll need

ITALIAN SPAGHETTI BAKE
INGREDIENTS
8 oz. uncooked spaghetti broke into 3rds (I always use Whole Grain or Whole Wheat pasta)
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

½ pound bulk Italian sausage (I use turkey sausage) 
1 pound ground beef: sirloin or chuck
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped red pepper
1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
½ cups shredded Italian cheese blend

DIRECTIONS
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, salt and pepper. Add spaghetti; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage (if using links, remove the casings), onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce; mix well. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.






46 comments:

  1. Yum!! My family would love this and it looks pretty easy to make too! I definitely know what you mean by your 'company' file. It's great to have recipe options like this to make when you have visitors!

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  2. My gang would love this! YUM!

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  3. Mmmmmmm another yummy recipe! I am going to make this, looks so delicious. It would be perfect for company too. Another winner my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Not only does it look delicious, but I know Gary would devour this!! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  5. Anonymous20.2.18

    Looks soooo good ! Another fabulous recipe ! Thank you for sharing, I've never made spaghetti bake but always wanted to. Have a wonderful day friend !

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  6. Sounds delicious! You definitely can not go wrong with these ingredients.

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  7. You know you have a winner on your hands when they're already asking for it again while they're eating it the first time! It looks like it will be a winner here too!

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  8. From one pasta queen to anotha, this is LEGIT!!

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  9. Yum! This rainy weather has gotten me into a pasta & soup mood!

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  10. Mmm looks delicious Andrea! Right up this Italian girl's alley!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  11. Yum and now I’m craving pasta! Is it possible to have it for breakfast lol! This looks so delicious, and I feel like the quadruple helpings from Mr. Nine is a true testament to how good it is!

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  12. Yummy! I've made spaghetti pie which is similar to yours, just a bit smaller. This looks great for feeding a crowd!

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  13. Pasta is my love language! I love a good baked spaghetti and haven't made it in so long. Your recipe sounds delicious!

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  14. This looks so yummy, doll! I am drooling over here!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. Oh my gosh between the pasta I posted and this I need some noodles in my life! This looks so good and I will have to make this on cheat day for my man and his boys. You are so sweet to bring a pan to the college students!

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  16. I love when you post recipes, you have never made something that wasn't delicious!!

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  17. Oh man... i havent made a spaghetti bake in the longest time - but man, I can down the whole batch when I do!!!! Pasta is like a love language to me ;)

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  18. I've never made a spaghetti bake before but this sounds so tasty!! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  19. My friend made baked spaghetti in college one time and I remember it being soooo delicious!!! Definitely have to give it a try!

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  20. This kind of reminds me of something I make called Spaghetti Pie!! My husband always uses ground beef AND sausage when he makes spaghetti or any baked spaghetti type of thing and it is always so flavorful! I am always lazy and I only use ground beef or I do the poor man's and omit any ground beef! LOL! I like the idea of adding it under the broiler to finish the cheese and I seriously need to get some better baking pans. Love yours in this post... I just have clear glass ones and they're so boring for photos! I am sure your son loved you bringing him a pan of it!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I also like that you use Whole Grain or Whole Wheat pasta... do you notice much of a difference in taste? I guess it is a little healthier?

      Carrie
      curlycraftymom.com

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  21. Oh gosh...any kind of pasta bake I am all over. There's something about the way the flavors blend and the cheese melts that make these bakes 4-servings worthy, I get it, lol. Hope you're having an amazing week!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  22. Delicious!!! We love pasta around here but this is a good way to change it up!!!

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  23. I'll be your company any day. This looks lip smackin' good. I love baked spaghetti! XO

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  24. This is a favorite of mine, but I haven't made it in months. I need to make it again soon! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  25. Oh wow! That looks amazing! I have made a few pasta bakes before but never tried it with egg and milk. That sounds and looks so tasty. Pinned.

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  26. I can just imagine how good this tastes. But FOUR helpings? Wow! Please keep Mr Nine away from the leftovers cos I'm popping over to help you out! Hugs, x.

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  27. Oh, I love recipes like this as I love to prepare this type dish for company and who doesn't like spaghetti? I am filing this one away. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Oh, that looks so good!

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  29. Oh yummm! We hardly ever cook spaghetti but a casserole is a dish I can't resist. Four helpings from the husband means it was darn good! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  30. I've never made a spaghetti casserole- what a great idea. I know Chuck will love this. I'm going to make it next week!

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  31. Looks delish and easy to make! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Looks great! Your Butterfinger Bliss that you posted on Southern Plate isn't there and the link from your recipe page is broken as well. Hope you still have the post!!

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  33. This looks so good! it is a recipe that I will try when I get back from Texas. I'm waiting for my flight, which was delayed due to the plane late leaving DFW. Must have been longhorns on the runway...ha!xoxo

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  34. This looks so yummy! I may have to go pick up the ingredients to make this week!

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  35. Sounds really good! And so dang easy!

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  36. This is my favorite kind of food! Thank you for sharing! I pinned this recipe, and I look forward to trying it out.

    - Natalie

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  37. This looks like something my boys will love and it's nice to have fun variations to the regular old spaghetti. Thank you for sharing Andrea! I'll let you know how it goes when I make it!

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  38. I love that this has no cream cheese in it. My husband and I don't like that version, but I think this one could be a winner for us!!!

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  39. Oh, yeah, my husband would be ALL OVER this too! He'll be really happy I hopped over from #FridayFrivolity to find this. ;) Thanks, Andrea!

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  40. I made this recipe last night and we loved it! The only thing I changed was I added more cheese and it was mozzarella, not a blend because that's what I had. This recipe will be made many times in the future. It's a winner!

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    1. Sounds perfect and I am so glad you liked it. I have used all mozzarella before too and you cannot go wrong with more cheese for this yummy dish!

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  41. This looks really good! #norulesweekendblog

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  42. Your Italian Spaghetti Bake looks delicious! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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