- 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in next eight ingredients. Drain spaghetti; add to beef mixture.
- Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes longer. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews for Confetti Spaghetti
"I used Italian Sausage instead of ground beef and it was great."
"I don't like a lot of sauce, so the 8 ounces of tomato sauce was perfect for me. I didn't find it to be dry at all. The casserole was a big hit, full of flavor and a fun, southwest twist on baked spaghetti!"
"Really good, definitely a keeper. I was craving pasta and this hit the spot. The chili powder and cayenne gave it just the right amount of spice!!"
"This had some heat to it, but it was really dry. I usually don't like a lot of sauce but this recipe really needs more. It is way too dry."
"I served this dish for our annual New Year's Day friends' and family open house when it was first published. Casserole and plates were clean!!! I used mozzarella cheese and had a container of Parmesan available for sprinkling. It's a keeper!!!"
"This is a great casserole to make. It has a lot of flavor and the little bit of cayenne adds just enough heat. I did add extra cheese to mine. My family loves cheese! We will make this again!"
"There are a lot of spaghetti casseroles similar to this recipe, and most of them are good. We all like to personalize them to suit our tastes, and lots of folks enjoy sharing what they added or left out. For us, this one was a little dry and bland. We changed it up to add the items/flavors that we like best."
"I have made this dish many times and it is a hit everytime. A real keeper."
"Tasty - and a nice, lighter substitute for regular spaghetti. Also made this with penne pasta - easier for toddlers and young children to eat. And added extra tomato sauce."
"I followed this recipe exactly except for a little less cayenne pepper, and all I can say is blah, blah, blah. No flavor at all! My husband liked it but he likes everything so he doesn't count. I won't be making this again and it was a huge disappointment ."