Tasty Tuesday

This easy recipe is called Spaghetti Pie. I wish I had a picture to post but the spaghetti pie was so yummy it was gone before I could take one (Note to self: Take a picture before you serve). Although the recipe calls for spaghetti noodles, I used Penne because it holds the meat mixture well. Serve with a salad & breadsticks...(as Rachael Ray would say) Yum-o!

1 pound spaghetti
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain and crumble. Put crumbled beef in skillet. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic powder, bell pepper and pasta sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl combine sour cream, green onions and cream cheese and set aside. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and add the cooked spaghetti. Spread the cream cheese mixture over it, add the meat mixture and sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese.

  5. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

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