My mother in law shared this recipe with me for Baked Spaghetti. It’s the perfect meal for a houseful of company. You can make it ahead; it feeds a crowd and is always a hit. I’ve shared this recipe before but it’s worth repeating especially when you are looking for food for a crowd.Baked Spaghetti

When my son was home recently we were visited by 7 of his fraternity brothers, what better meal to make than Baked Spaghetti.

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients:

6 slices of bacon
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped
3 – 14oz can diced tomatoes
2.25oz can of black olives, sliced
1-2 Tbsp. oregano
1 pound ground beef or ground turkey, browned
Box of thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
10oz can of mushroom soup
¼ cup water
¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Grease a 9×13-baking dish. Preheat your oven to 350.

Fry bacon, remove and cut into small pieces. In the same fry pan sauté the onion, garlic and green pepper. Add tomatoes, olives oregano, bacon and browned beef. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Assemble the casserole by placing ½ of the cooked spaghetti noodles in the casserole, top with ½ of the meat sauce and sprinkle with the cheddar. Repeat with the rest of the noodles and sauce.food for a crowd

Combine the mushroom soup with the ¼ cup of water. Pour over the casserole. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 35- 40 minutes.food for a crowd

Next time you are hosting houseful of company and need food for a crowd try this baked spaghetti, you can make it ahead and enjoy your company!food for a crowd

9 comments on “Food for a Crowd: Baked Spaghetti

ColleenB.-Tx. on August 31, 2018 1:26 pm

Looks delicious. What a great hot dish to take to a potluck or church gathering
I think you mean to bake in 9 x 13 dish instead of 9×12

Nancy Wolff on September 2, 2018 1:50 pm

Colleen, Yes 9 x 13 but I’ve made it in bigger pans as well just increase the noodles! Very easy recipe to change up a bit.

ColleenB.-Tx. on August 31, 2018 3:28 pm

can this be frozen before baking?
Thank you

Nancy Wolff on September 2, 2018 1:49 pm

Colleen,
I would think it could be frozen before baking. Haven’t tried doing that but I see no reason why it wouldn’t
work. Enjoy!

Jean Scholefield on August 31, 2018 6:28 pm

That sounds good and simple to make.

Mary on September 1, 2018 4:12 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with all of us at Weekend Potluck, Nancy! This is perfect for company – good old comfort food! Hope you are off to a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Miz Helen on September 5, 2018 2:44 pm

We love baked spaghetti and this is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, we sure enjoyed your post!
Miz Helen

April J Harris on September 11, 2018 6:41 pm

I love classic comfort food recipes like this, Nancy! They are so delicious, and as you say, they are perfect for feeding a crowd. Your Baked Spaghetti looks like a dish I’d definitely want second helpings of! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

Nancy Wolff on September 11, 2018 7:00 pm

April,
This recipe is always a crowd pleaser, very rarely are there any leftovers and if there are they are consumes for lunch the next day! 🙂

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