Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TY's Baked Spaghetti

It's getting late, and I have to work tomorrow, so I probably should be sleeping. But no.  I'm sitting here posting pictures of spaghetti on the internet, because we all know the internet hasn't seen nearly enough spaghetti pictures.

But this is some pretty good spaghetti.

Probably the last of the Trisha Yearwood recipes I'll be doing for a while, since I have to take her book back to the library.  She definitely has some good looking stuff in that "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood" edition.  Can't wait to check out the other one.
Anyway, we all enjoyed this, and I think it would be great for a potluck.  Her recipe calls for a little can of sliced olives, but I hate them so I left them out.  And I was a little skeeved out by pouring cream of mushroom soup right on top of the whole thing, but it's good.  Trust me.  

6 slices bacon
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
3 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with liquid
1-2 tbsp dried oregano to taste
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
12 oz thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 cups grated cheddar
1 10oz can cream of mushroom
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

In large skillet, cook the bacon until slightly crisp, then cut into smaller pieces. Remove bacon and saute the garlic, onion, bell pepper until tender.
Add tomatoes, oregano, bacon and cooked beef.
Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Place half the spaghetti in the prepared pan. To with half the veg-beef mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheddar.
Repeat layers. Mix the canned soup and water until smooth and pour over the casserole. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes.


Mary | Deep South Dish said...

Oh I thought this one was delicious too! And it was one big casserole wasn't it? Perfect for a potluck.

Anonymous said...

That looks really good. I might have to break down and get her cookbook!

Monet said...

Anything with lots of cheese and pasta wins me over...this looks delicious!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Interesting recipe from you once again...! Great try...with beauuuuuuutiful clicks.

Kim said...

Wowee! I could bite into some of that for breakfast and it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all;-)
Another delicious Trisha recipe. This looks like one of those dishes where you look forward to eating the leftovers, if there are any!

The JR said...

I'm going to go see if our library has the book, never thought about looking for it there!

Judy said...

Yumm. this looks delish, and easy too. Thanks for sharing.

John Deere Mom said...

I just printed this one. Looks delish. Did the original recipe call for green or black olives? I love both, so I would include them.


Unknown said...

Oh, that does look delicious! The cream soup is a bit odd, but I bet it makes it nice and rich. Yum!

Julie M. said...

As always, your recipes look delish! You honestly had me the minute I saw the word bacon. I love a good bucket of spaghetti any day of the week.

the twins said...

this looks so good! i think i would be afraid to make it because the mushroom soup on top weirds me out a little bit too, but maybe now i will try it =)

The Blonde Duck said...

I want to try that mac and cheese and Garth's breakfast bowl...haven't had the guts yet!

Unknown said...

Wow, that is a belly filler for sure

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Interesting recipe! I'll tell ya what looks DEE-vine....that garlic cheese toast/bread that I spied with very my own eye on your plate. You holding back? :)

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Wow. I've made baked spaghetti before, but it was nothing like this! This looks great!

My Little Space said...

Ooo... such mouthwatering baked spaghetti! Love the idea. Looks so juicy delicious. Hope you're having a great day!
Cheers, Kristy

Joanne said...

I loved your intro to this post...I often feel the same way when midnight hits and I'm sitting here editing photos. Because I "have" to. Oh blogging, what I do for you.

This baked spaghetti is worth it though! Looks delicious.

Kristen said...

That looks like some delicious baked spaghetti! I haven't made baked spaghetti in such a long time. Will have to do that very soon!

teresa said...

oooh, i love baked spaghetti, this looks amazing!

Monica H said...

Baked spaghetti... love it, can't eat it. long story. so sad.

Mimi said...

Looks so tasty. On vacation my husbanad picked up this cookbook and said I should buy it, looks like he was right.

Lynn said...

This looks sooo good! Bacon in spaghetti -- yum.