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Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti Recipe
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Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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This satisfying pasta bake is quick to make and will please young and old alike. Add a salad and breadsticks, and you're ready for company. —Betty Rabe, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 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 (4 to 8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 286 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Spaghetti in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p34


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proudgrandma User ID: 1520903 254613
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"Recipe sounds very good and I will try it ...."

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upchurch1 User ID: 8851142 247849
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"I'll let you know tomorrow after I prepare it for 50 people"

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Simplegardener User ID: 7092709 246565
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016 Edited Sep. 26, 2016

"I enjoyed this dish AS WRITTEN."

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 242818
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016 Edited Sep. 26, 2016

"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"

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dzickuhr User ID: 8680782 241365
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"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."

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Candmsmith User ID: 8685883 241049
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"My family loved this recipe!! Especially my 6 year old !"

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 237575
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to make! Just missing a little special something that would make it amazing."

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 233207
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"Fantastic! Only change was instead of Italian sausage( hubby hates it) I used pork sausage. Sooooo good. Served with garlic bread and a salad. Hubby said he would be happy to have this for leftovers."

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Flashy mom User ID: 6910674 225404
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"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."

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damonsamara User ID: 5029442 222358
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"SUPER!!!! Husband and I both absolutely loved it!!! So easy to put to together."

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