SPAGHETTI LASAGNA RECIPE
- 12 ounces spaghetti
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups mozarella cheese
- 2 tbs butter
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
Break pasta into 2-inch pieces. Cook using the package directions; drain well.
Combine ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until ground beef is browned, about 8 minutes; drain.
Add spaghetti sauce and oregano to ground beef mixture and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Combine pasta, butter, Parmesan, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
Spoon pasta mixture into a 13 × 9-inch baking dish. Spoon ground beef mixture over the ricotta. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese to your preference (we like a lot). Bake for 15 or until cheese is bubbly and hot.
***If you like you Ricotta Cheese, you can add a layer of it between the pasta and the meat.***
**You can also, mix the meat, sauce and pasta all together and pour it into the dish and top with cheese and bake – my family prefers it this way.
***If you are vegetarian, you can of course prepare it without meat and add eggplant or your fave veggies for Italian meals.