Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

1 onion
1/2 bell pepper
2 cans diced tomatoes (roasted garlic, Italian herb)
2 cans (4 oz.) mushrooms
2 cans of Hunts ready tomato (one chunky garlic, one Italian Herb)
1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
12 ounce spaghetti noodles (I use whole wheat)
8 ounce shredded cheddar & mozzarella combo
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
package or pepperoni

Saute onion and green pepper in butter. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and sauce. Add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste. Simmer on low while browning hamburger meat. Drain hamburger meat and add to tomato mixture. Spray 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions. Layer mixture in pan: 1.) Half of spaghetti noodles, 2.) half of soup mixture, 3.) pepperoni, 4.) sprinkle cup of cheese and 5.) repeat layers.
Mix mushroom soup with water and pour over casserole. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.


Bobbi said...

Great recipe! My family loves spaghetti; I may have to try this soon. Thanks!

From the Doghouse said...

I'm in an Italian mood already, so this sound really good!

Deanna said...

Bobbi - Let me know what your family thinks. My boys are spoiled to the pepperoni inside their spaghetti!

Doghouse - "When the moon hits your eye..." Thanks for being such a great supporter of my recipe blog. I owe you a cake or something!

i'm kelly said...

yum! this was one of my favorites growing up... i totally had forgotten about it!

Anonymous said...

I hate cooking and I'm not good at but this spaghetti casserole sounds doable even for a cooking idiot like me. One question: how mushroomy does it taste? Fam is not so big on the shrooms!

Deanna said...

Willow - I have never noticed it tasting mushroomy, but I don't mind them. Leave the mushroom out if you want. I am always adjusting recipes to suit my family's taste.

Kelly - Hope it is as good as you remembered!