Baked Spaghetti/Ziti

5 02 2009


The same night I made Garlic Knots, I also tried my grandma’s recipe for Baked Spaghetti.  I love baked pasta except when it gets hard and crunchy in the oven.  WH has said he isn’t a fan of Baked Spaghetti but would eat another type of pasta.  For that reason, I substituted penne pasta for spaghetti.  WH said it reminded him of Baked Ziti, which I’ve never made before.  So this is my grandma’s (we call her Mema) recipe for Baked Spaghetti but feel free to substitute any kind of pasta you like.

The final product turned out pretty good and went well with the Garlic Knots.  I enjoyed cooking with sausage for the first time and thought the flavor was delicious.  As long as you cover up all the pasta with sauce or cheese it shouldn’t get hard or crunchy.

Mema’s Baked Spaghetti

Serves 6-8


  • 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 c. chopped green pepper
  • 14 oz. jarred, meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 c. shredded mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions & drain.
  3. In a large bowl beat the egg, milk, and salt.
  4. Add spaghetti and toss to coat.
  5. Transfer to greased 13×9 baking dish.
  6. In large skillet cook beef, sausage, onion, and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  7. Drain fat and add spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, and mis well.
  8. Spoon over spaghetti mixture.
  9. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Source: [FF]




4 responses

5 02 2009

What a great meal to enjoy with the garlic knots… or is it the other way around?! 🙂

5 02 2009

We definitely ate more of the garlic knots than the pasta. It was good, but those rolls are just fabulous!

6 02 2009

They look so soft and comforting! I want to eat one and lay my head on one. Also I’m so sorry but I haven’t had a chance to get to your logo yet!! I will start work on it soon. This past week was hectic. I’ll be in touch soon.

8 02 2009
snooky doodle

I love baked pasta and mostly the top when it gets crunchy and brown 🙂 the garlic knots are mouth watering just perfect!

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