Baked Spaghetti by Paula Deen

"This recipe is one of the better Baked Spaghetti's I've tried. I think you could easily shortcut with prepared sauce and such, but you must use angel hair pasta and Jack cheese. It makes this! **edited to add: I have tried to increase pasta per reviews, but this does not work! You come out with a dry pasta! Please make just as written and rate on the recipe as written!"
Baked Spaghetti by Paula Deen created by Nimz_
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining.
  • Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot.
  • Simmer for 20 more minutes.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce.
  • Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes.
  • Cut into squares before serving.
  • House Seasoning: Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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  1. Seattle Lori
    This was good, I made a few changes like adding mushrooms and more cheese. Overall, I thought it was a lot of works for how it tasted. Be prepared to hand wash pots and take a couple hours to prepare. I don’t think it’s worth the effort. Just make spaghetti.
  2. murrayjr6
    Can I make the baked spaghetti dish ahead of time?
  3. ladyfingers
    Easy to follow directions, and have to agree with Barenakedchef--the angel hair pasta and cheeses should not be substituted with something else. Bottled spaghetti sauce might be an easier shortcut, but Paula's original recipe tastes better.
  4. Mrs. Ree
    I made this spaghetti and it was a hit with the entire family. my sauce turned out a little salty so I will cut back on the salt next time; however I did season my meat and that could have been the case. Overall a delicious recipe!
  5. MEATON7
    This is a fabulous recipe. I have followed it as written and it's great. I have added my touches and it's great too. I recommend using this sauce recipe or at least a homemade recipe, it really is worth the extra time. I mixed sausage and hamburger meat tonight to add more flavor. I think the original had plenty, I just love adding sausage to Italian-y dishes. I added more garlic, also just because I happen to love garlic. I prefer to saute the onions and peppers first...just my preference.



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