July 5, 2016

Pizza Spaghetti Bake

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Pizza ~ always a favorite.  Spaghetti ~ always a favorite.  So why not put them together in one delicious dish?  Why not, indeed!  With this Pizza Spaghetti Bake, you can enjoy two family favorites in one quick-and-easy dinner.

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Pizza ~ My absolute all-time favorite.  Spaghetti ~ One of my other favorites.  Put them together??  Yes, please!  I love with this Pizza Spaghetti Bake, I don't have to choose.  I get the fabulous flavors of two of my favorites all wrapped up in one delicious dish.

You know what else I love about Pizza Spaghetti Bake?

Our whole family loves it, including our six-year-old daughter.  Whenever I make this, I know for sure we're not going to have any whining at the dinner table.

You know the drill, right? ... You fix up a fabulous dinner, get it all served up and on the table, sit down all together, and then you hear it ... the dinnertime whine ... "Mommmmmmyyyyyyyy, I don't want that for dinner."  Please tell me I'm not the only one who hears that?

Now, it's not all the time, as our daughter is a pretty adventurous eater as far as kids go.  But I do still hear the dinnertime whine more often than I'd like.  But with this dinner, it's one time I know for sure the whine with dinner will be skipped.

There's one more thing I love about this dish, too ... not only is it delicious, but it also comes together quickly and easily enough to be a great weeknight meal choice.  Don't you love it when you find a meal like this?  Yep, that's how this recipe has landed itself a spot as a regular on our meal planning list.

To make it, start by cooking up some spaghetti noodles, draining them, and putting them in the bottom of a baking dish.  Then simply pour on prepared pasta sauce and top with some ol' standby pizza toppings ... sausage crumbles, (turkey) pepperoni, and cheese.  Sounds good to me!

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Arrange a few pepperoni slices on the top ...

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... and give it a good baking.  It'll come out of the oven looking kind of like a pizza lasagna, but as you know ...

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... there's something else hiding inside!  And that something happens to be some very tasty spaghetti, indeed.  Which, I can pretty much guarantee when it comes to the kids, will take away that dinnertime whine.

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Pizza Spaghetti Bake
Source:  Adapted from MyRecipes.com, as posted by Plain Chicken
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 oz.) box spaghetti (can use whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. mild pork sausage (or turkey sausage)
  • 2 oz. (about 30 slices) regular or turkey pepperoni, halved
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar basil & tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) package shredded Italian 5-cheese blend
Directions
  1. Cook spaghetti, according to package directions, in water salted with the teaspoon of salt. Drain well and place in a lightly-greased 9x13" baking dish.
  2. Brown sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and no longer pink. Drain and set aside. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Add pepperoni to skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly crisp (about 4 minutes).
  3. Top spaghetti in the baking dish with sausage. Pour sauce over sausage. Arrange half of the pepperoni slices over the sauce; sprinkle evenly with cheeses. Arrange remaining pepperoni slices evenly over cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cheese should be melted and just beginning to brown. If cheese is browning too much, cover with foil part way through baking.

Enjoy!





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44 comments:

  1. This looks so easy and delicious! I love making bakes and casseroles because you can just stick them in the oven to cook.

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  2. Ooh my kids would love this! I really like baked spaghetti anyways, but pizza baked spaghetti, shoo! That's just too good to be true :)

    Stopping by from CCC

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  3. I love the pizza/spaghetti combo! And the fact that it's baked. Nice choice!

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  4. Sounds delicious and I just love your baking dish!

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  5. I'm with you - I love both pizza and spaghetti so this is a win-win for me. Yum!

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  6. Yum, this sounds good. My kids would go bonkers for this! Pinning.

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  7. Such a great idea, my family would love this. I'll have to try it.

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  8. I see why you wanted to make this - who wouldn't love it? Serious crowd pleaser!!

    I hope you'll stop by an visit my CCC - Spaghetti Pie

    :)
    ButterYum

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  9. I love pepperoni and wonder why I never thought to put it on spaghetti!
    #29

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  10. My family would love this! I've never seen any pasta with pepperoni before, but I bet it's great! I'm #58 on the linky.

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  11. A spaghetti casserole...sounds and looks amazing.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  12. That sounds AMAZING and my boys would absolutely adore this! Hope you had as much fun this month as I did! #47

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  13. This looks so good, I love the combination of pizza with spaghetti! Your pictures are really good and make me wish I had a plate in front of me right now! Stopping by from CCC#61.

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  14. I agree.. pizza and spaghetti... what can be better??

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  15. Pizza & pasta in one dish?! Yummm

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  16. Of course. Why not put the two, together? Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm #28. Come visit when you can.

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  17. Your recipe of the pizza spaghetti looks amazing too!
    Thanks for visiting my blog (ccc#51)
    greats marina

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  18. Wow! It really does look like a pizza. Yum.

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  19. Pepperoni in spaghetti is fantastic, isn't it? I'll have to add it more often! I love Plain Chicken's site; she has such yummy looking, family friendly recipes. Thanks for sharing. (Stopping by from CCC #20)

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  20. I am with you, pizza and spaghetti married into one dish is heaven. Pepperoni is like bacon, it makes any dish better. I too love Plain Chicken's recipes. I made her Easy Spasgna this month. Check it out at #70!

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  21. Pizza and spaghetti all in one meal?! Love it! I also love crispy pepperoni!

    Jen #19

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  22. Looks yuymm1 I have made something similar but ine didn't have sausage in it! That sounds like a great add!

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  23. This looks delish and one I will want to try with my family. My boys are big pizza eaters. I would love for you to share at the Weekly Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time.

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  24. We'll be trying this for sure--I'm always looking for new dishes that my picky 4-year old will eat, and this looks like one that will fit the bill! Stopping by from the Challenge!

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  25. my daughter looked at this - "mom can we pl have this for dinner" well :) this is awesome !! got to try this

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  26. I thought I had pinned this on reveal day - but I hadn't :( So tonight I pinned it {it's going to be on my Sunday Social recipe round up tomorrow} and it's already got 68 repins! Just thought you would like to hear that :)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/75013150013419857/

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  27. What a yummy post!!!!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  28. Yum! Sounds great and looks even better. Definitely gonna give this a try.

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  29. I'm so hungry right now and this looks amazing! You've inspired me to join the crazy cooking challenge!

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  30. I like the idea of spaghetti and pizza in one. Two of my favorites in one!

    Gay

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  31. I am a total carboholic and would love a big plate of this right now, Tracey! Yum!

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  32. There was this restaurant back home (I now live 3000 miles away) that used to sell Pizzaghetti, of which I have cravings for at least once a month.....now I can make it at home! thank you so much for sharing ;-)

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  33. Great recipe and one more feature for you on the RecipeNewZ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ. Congrats and have a great weekend!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much for the Facebook feature!! I looooovvve RecipeNewZ. :-)

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  34. I'd rather try out the recipe and then post comments.. Gonna try it today :)

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  35. Looks so very yummy!! Could this be frozen? I would like to make this for someone and give to them later. Also how would you go about it. when and how to freeze and how to thaw and bake. Thanks very much!!

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  36. We have made this for a long time except we put pepperoni & banana peppers..

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  37. We love baked Spaghetti and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  38. Hmmmm. I am going to make this tomorrow night! :-)

    As far as whining at the dinner table, I don't recall that EVER happening when I was growing up. If it did, it only happened once because Dad was a stickler for behavior at the table. You used the correct utensils in the proper way, said please and thank you, and cleaned your plate. When I got old enough, I would pull the chair out and seat my Mother before I sat down.

    When I got to college, the girls would giggle sometimes at my manners. But if I went to her family's home for dinner, it always impressed her parents. :-)

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