Sunday, April 12, 2009
le pizza spaghetti casserole
My pal Farmer's Wife showed this recipe for a casserole that is wicked tasty and easy. I thought it would be good for Easter, and I made it vegetarian too.
This is the recipe she posted, but I am adding the changes I made.
PIZZA SPAGHETTI (Casserole) :-D
This recipe comes from Southern Living Magazine, March 2007's issue. Of course, being the typical Farmer*sWife I am, I changed it up a little -- you know -- to make it my own!
12 oz spaghetti (my box had 14.5 oz)
1 (lb) ground beef (my box of soy burger was 12 oz)
2 oz package of pepperoni slices (my box was twice that big,and soy)
26oz tomato pasta sauce (your favorite)
8 oz of grated cheeses (well, for the missus I used muenster, I can't have dairy, so I had soy cheese).
Cook spaghetti with 1/2 tsp salt according to package directions. Drain well and set aside. Brown ground beef (SOY!) in skillet until cooked and crumbly. Drain. (I also added a ton of chopped peppers and chopped broccoli, yummo!)
Here is where I change it -- for the better and easier too -- again, making it my own.
I cut some pepperoni slices into quarters and mix it in with the meat in skillet. Add your pasta sauce and warm together, stirring occassionally. Mix in cooked spaghetti. (well, I kept the soy pepperoni out, and mixed the cooked spaghetti, the veggie soy-beef and pasta sauce all together and dumped it into 2 pans)
Spray a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish with non-stick spray. (I did 2 smaller pans, one for dairy cheese, one for soy)Pour in spaghetti mixture. Top with cheeses and finally with a layer of pepperoni. Bake covered at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove the cover and bake a few more minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned or bubbly (10 minutes or less).
Remove from oven and let set about five minutes.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:50 PM