Wednesday, March 20, 2013


This dish is so quick and easy to make.  It is alot like Lasagna, but not as much work.  I love pasta fixed just about any way, but this is one of my favorites.  You can use just about anything you like in it.  Adjust to suite your families taste..

1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (I use my own sauce)
1 large onion
1 medium green pepper
Fresh minced garlic (as much as you like)
Mushrooms (optional)
Sliced pepperoni (optional)
1 pound box of pasta
2 cups of cheddar cheese
4 cups of mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of parmeson cheese
Fresh ground black pepper
Garlic Salt
Chop onion and pepper and set aside.
Mince your garlic
Brown your ground beef and drain off the fat if needed.  I use extra lean beef so I don't have much fat in mine. 
Add Onion, Garlic & Pepper to the ground beef.  Add some fresh ground pepper and garlic salt.
While this is simmering, put on your pasta to cook. 
Add your mushrooms and spaghetti sauce to the ground beef and let simmer until the pasta is done.  Don't over cook the pasta, you will be baking it for awhile and don't want it too done.
Once pasta is almost done, drain off the water and add to your meat mixture.  Stir all together.
Spray a large pan with pam and pour 1/2 of meat/pasta mixture into it.  top this with 1/4 cup of parmeson cheese. 
Add a generous layer of pepperoni on top of this.
Sprinkle 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top of the pepperoni
Add 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top of the cheddar cheese
Pour the rest of your pasta on top of this
Add 1/4 cup of parmeson again
Add 1 more cup of cheddar cheese
Top it off with the rest of the mozzarella
Bake in preheated oven at 350 until the cheese bubbles and brown a little on top
Serve with salad & garlic toast

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