- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 to 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg, milk and salt. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
- In a large skillet, cook beef, sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture.
Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Freeze option: Cool spaghetti completely before tossing with egg mixture. Transfer to baking dish; cover and refrigerate. Meanwhile, prepare meat sauce and cool completely before spooning over spaghetti mixture. Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti
"I thought that this recipe was easy to prepare and was kid friendly. We really love the flavor that the green pepper gives to spaghetti dishes. I ended up putting sausage on only half of this. As a preference my kids and I prefer just ground beef, but my husband loves sausage. I would make this again as a quick weeknight supper!"
"Recipe sounds very good and I will try it ...."
"I'll let you know tomorrow after I prepare it for 50 people"
"I enjoyed this dish AS WRITTEN."
"I tried this recipe and I'd used 1 lb. of ground turkey instead of beef and three sweet Italian turkey sausages which I'd broken up, along with 1 green pepper & the onion.I think the recipe was very tasty! delowenstein"
"This recipe could be good if it was tweaked a bit. The sausage needs to be cooked separately to ensure doneness. It was good but I like the person's idea of adding ground sausage instead to give it that even cooking."
"My family loved this recipe!! Especially my 6 year old !"
"Very tasty and easy to make! Just missing a little special something that would make it amazing."
"I added a 23.9 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce with sausage instead of a 14 ounce jar without meat, dried basil and garlic powder to the meat mixture. I also put Parmesan cheese on top of the mozzarella cheese. All other ingredients remained the same. Very good. Next time I will add the Parmesan cheese and parsley to the spaghetti mixture as a previous review suggested."