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There are many variations of this baked spaghetti dish. Looking a perfect dish for company especially when you are not quite sure when they will be arriving? Baked spaghetti can be made ahead of time and popped in the oven for a quick heating.  It was a big hit especially for the two twelve year old boys visiting. They even asked for it for lunch the next day!Baked Spaghetti

 

Baked Spaghetti

 

Ingredients:

 

6 slices of bacon

1 tsp minced garlic

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green pepper

3 – 14oz cans diced tomatoes

1 – 2.25 can of sliced black olives, drained

1-2 Tbsp oregano

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

12 oz thin spaghetti, cooked and drained

2 cups cheddar cheese

1 10oz can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees if you are planning to cook it right away. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9×13 pan with oil.

Fry the bacon, drain and cut into small pieces. Sauté the onion, garlic and green pepper. Add the tomatoes, olives, oregano, bacon and beef. Simmer for 10 minutes. Place 1/2 of the spaghetti on the bottom of your dish. Top with 1/2 of the tomatoes mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheddar cheese. Repeat. Top with the cream of mushroom soup that has been mixed with the 1/4 cup of water. Pour over the top of the casserole.Baked spaghetti Top with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes.Baked Spaghetti

 

As I said this baked spaghetti was a big hit. We enjoyed it with a salad for dinner and the leftovers were consumed for lunch the next day. I love dishes that are not only easy but delicious! Plus you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making this baked spaghetti!Baked Spaghetti

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12 comments on “Baked Spaghetti – Easy and Delicious

ColleenB. on June 2, 2017 1:23 pm

Looks Delicious; only wish hubby was a fan of spaghetti. I may have to use a different pasta (something like the small; skinny egg noodles or something) for this soon to make dish.
Thank you and have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend.

ColleenB. on June 2, 2017 1:28 pm

In your recipe instructions you didn’t mention how long to bake it for but after reading down further I noticed you did mention the baking time. Thank you

Nancy Wolff on June 2, 2017 1:34 pm

Colleen,
I’m sure this recipe would be equally as delicious with another form of pasta. You’ll have to let me know!

ColleenB. on June 3, 2017 9:12 am

showed recipe to hubby and he suggested to layer it like you would lasagna so we shall see. Lasagna he will eat; spaghetti…….not a chance; go figure.

Nancy Wolff on June 3, 2017 7:05 pm

Colleen,
So funny, I have another recipe that is just like a lasagna but uses spaghetti noodles! Go figure.

Julie on June 2, 2017 7:29 pm

This looks so good and easy. I love those kinds of recipes. Thanks for stopping by the Home Matters Linky party.

Nancy Wolff on June 3, 2017 7:06 pm

Julie,
I love this kind of recipe too, easy to prepare, you can make it ahead and feeds a large group and they all seem to love it! 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on June 5, 2017 2:24 pm

Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

April J Harris on June 13, 2017 8:53 pm

Your Baked Spaghetti is wonderful comfort food, Nancy! I love the addition of the olives. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of Hearth and Soul!

Judee@gluten free A-Z Blog on June 15, 2017 3:33 am

Congratulations on being featured on Full Plate Thursday. This idea really intrigues me . My family loves baked ziti, so I’m sure we would love this too. Looks delicious.

Miz Helen on June 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on June 18, 2017 5:11 pm

Thank you for the feature Miz Helen!

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