Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some Baked Spaghetti fer Y'all.....

NOTE!! A reader of mine left a comment that reminded me that I had somehow fergot to include Mushrooms in this recipe when I reprinted it. So, they are now included. Thanks "Localmalcontent"!!

Well Sir, unfortunately the cooler and colder weather is just around the corner, so here be a real great recipe' my daughter Marie gave me some time back, Baked Spaghetti.

Now, this recipe' is fer a large amount, BUT, it freezes very well, so when I make it, I immediately serve half or so, and the rest goes in the freezer fer anuther day. I'm pretty sure most of Y'all out there will really enjoy it.


2 LBS Spaghetti
2-3 lbs Hamburger
2-3 lbs Sweet or hot Sausage
1 Jar Tomato Sauce (your choice)
1 Large can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Large (family size) container Sour Cream
1 Cup of Italian Dressing (or more to your taste)
1 Green Pepper, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped (for color)
1 small (or large, your choice) of mushrooms
2 Onions, chopped
3 Cups of shredded Cheddar Cheese
Garlic Powder (not Salt) to taste
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese for topping

Saute’ chopped onions and peppers in some butter till slightly soft. Set aside.

Cook Hamburger till done and then drain. Set aside.

Brown the Sausage until marked, then add a little water to the pan, cover and cook till tender and done. Drain and set aside.

Cut cooked Sausage into bite sized pieces.

Cook the Spaghetti as per package directions.

While you are doing the above, mix ALL of your wet ingredients and the Cheddar Cheese into a very large bowl or container that will eventually hold everything.

Add all the saute’d onions, peppers, cooked hamburger and sausage, and cooked Spaghetti to the large bowl with the wet ingredients. While mixing everything together, add Garlic Powder to your taste.

Now, if you intend on freezing half or part of entire mixture, separate out into a Freezer Bag or Aluminum container, cover and place in freezer.

For the remainder that you intend on serving that day, place into a large enough baking dish or aluminum container and bake at 350 Degrees until bubbly. Sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella cheese and serve.