Baked Spaghetti

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“What do you feed all those kids?” was a question we have often been asked through the years.
Simple and fast were my guidelines for most supper meals.
Baked Spaghetti was a popular standby that I liked to make. It whips up easily for those busy summer days and makes spaghetti a bit more special.
(for a lot more ideas, see my cookbook Homemade with Love)
 
Baked Spaghetti 
  • 1/2 to 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 c. chopped green pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes with liquid, cut up
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 (21/4 oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained (optional)
  • 12 oz. cooked spaghetti, drained
  • 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (103/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in butter until tender.
Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, and oregano.
Add the browned and drained ground beef.
Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Place half the spaghetti in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
Top with half the vegetable mixture.
Sprinkle with 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
Repeat layers.
Mix soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
If desired, sprinkle with a few extra olives.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
YIELD: 12 servings.
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About Marilyn

Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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