Colorful Pasta Bake With (Yes) Rice Krispies!

Recipe by SaraBellaBean

I know what you are thinking. "What are rice krispie cereal doing in a pasta dish?" Well I promise you I thought the very same thing. With much hesitation I tried this recipe 13 years ago and to my disbelief and excitement it turned out FABULOUS! This is one of my most favorite recipes to take to a neighbor. Not only is it very tasty but its a great conversation maker! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and children do, they love it!

Top Review by Mustang Sally 54269

I like trying different ingredients (like rice krispies) so tried this dish. It was funny to hear the snap crackle pop when you put them into the tomato/beef mixture. The disappointing part was that, after the cooking time, the texture from the krispies was not apparent. Not sure what flavour it served, didn't notice anything real different. Having said that it was a nice dish & pretty easy to make. Due to Paperdoll's review, I decided to use a few Tbsp of liquid beef broth instead of bouillon & found it worked great. For personal preference I increased the beef. Nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef, garlic and onions over medium heat, stirring frequently. Drain juices, if necessary.
  3. Once browned add tomato sauce, tomatoes, bouillon cube, Italian seasoning, salt, zucchini and rice krispies cereal, mixing until combined.
  4. Cover and cook over medium heat until mixture starts to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Place half of meat sauce in bottom of 9x13 casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Spread spaghetti evenly over sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Spread remaining sauce over spaghetti.
  6. Cover casserole.
  7. Bake at 350° F about 30 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and return to oven, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

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