Recipe by Brandess
When I was child, my oldest sister would take my nephew and I to a pizza place called 'Godfathers Pizza'- there are still a few around on the East Coast. I fell head over heels in love with their baked spaghetti! A dish they would make with the leftover spaghetti from the day before. For years I craved the specific flavor of the Godfather's sauce until one day I bought a jar of Classico Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions spaghetti sauce. WOW! Was I shocked and happy to find it was almost exactly like I had remembered the Godfather's sauce to be. Recently I discovered that Newman's Own also makes a close second called Sockarooni Sauce! Either way, here is my recipe for Baked Spaghetti. I also encourage you to use either of these sauces on homemade pizza! Enjoy!
Top Review by KeeperAtHome
This was delicious! I only used 1/2 lb of turkey sausage and the "powdery" parmesan cheese because I am trying to stretch our food budget a little farther these days. It was still delicious and my 4 kids and 2 of their friends cleaned their plates and asked for seconds. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!
- 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 1⁄2 lb spaghetti
- 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, Classico, Newman's Own, divided
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, fresh grated not the ground kind
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup Italian cheese blend, mozzarella
Directions See How It's Made
- Pre-heat oven, or toaster oven, to 350 degrees.
- Remove sausage from casings, crumble and brown in a frying pan until cooked through. Drain all oil from the sausage.
- Mix the jar sauce with the sour cream. Ladle 1/4 cup of the sauce into the bottom of a 8x8, 9x9 or 10x10 baking dish. Top with 2 tsp of the fresh grated parmesan.
- Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and toss with sausage, red pepper flakes, the remaining spaghetti sauce, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of the Italian cheese blend.
- Place the spaghetti mixture on top of the sauce in the baking dish. Place the cheese mixture on top of the spaghetti.
- Finish off with remaining cheese mixture on top.
- Place baking dish in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with a crusty bread.
- NOTE: The larger the dish you use, the thinner your recipe becomes in height. An 8x8 baking dish will yield a 3in high pie, whereas a 10x10 dish will yield a 2 inch high pie. You can also make this recipe with leftover spaghetti from a previous meal. Simply make sauce with the sour cream and mix with your spaghetti as in STEPS 3 & 4. Top off as in STEP 6 and bake as directed in STEP 7.