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Baked Pizza Spaghetti
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Baked Pizza Spaghetti

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked-pizza-spaghetti
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 10 oz thin spaghetti cooked to al dente per package
  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 small green pepper sliced
  • 8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb sweet or spicy Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14.5 oz can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 24 oz jar prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • 50 slices pepperoni divided
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water, per the instructions on the box, until al dente. Do not overcook. Drain well.
  • On the stove top, in a medium sized pot, saute the diced onion, sliced green pepper and mushrooms in a couple of drizzles of olive oil or 2 minutes or until the onions turn translucent. Season with salt and black pepper, add garlic. Saute 1 minute..
  • Add ground beef and Italian sausage. Cook until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan, add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato pasta, marinara sauce and 2 Tbsp parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add 25 slices pepperoni at the end of cooking, mix well. 
  • To assemble: Ladle 1/3 of the sauce into the bottom of the baking dish and cover with 1/2 of the cooked spaghetti. 
  • Ladle another 1/3 of pasta sauce over the spaghetti, then sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat, with the remaining spaghetti, then the final 1/3 of pasta sauce. Arrange 25 pepperoni slices over sauce.
  • Sprinkle the top with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Cut and serve immediately.