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

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