As you probably know by now, I like to bake a lot more than I like to cook. For that reason, I am always on the lookout for new, easy recipes that my family will enjoy. Southern Living Quick-Start Homemade is my new best friend! This recipe book is filled with recipes that are time-saving, budget friendly, easy and delicious!! We fell in love with Pizza Spaghetti Casserole.
About Quick Start Homemade
Southern Living Quick-Start Homemade gives moms a jumpstart on making dinner after a long day. Using pantry staples and go-to ingredients like pasta, salad greens, bought pizza dough, eggs, rotisserie chicken and other short-cut essentials easily picked-up from the store, it’s now simple to have a homemade dinner on the table every night of the week.
Each nutritious recipe has been triple-tested by the Southern Living test kitchen and Quick-Start Homemade includes great pasta dishes like Skillet Ziti, made in half the time of baked, and Green Bean Pasta Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, a 30-minute recipe with an extra tip for preparing the recipe ahead of time and freshening up before serving. The “Pastry & Pizza Dough” chapter lets fresh pizza dough, piecrust dough or puff pastry do most of the work and features inventive pizza recipes perfect for a mid-week meal, as well as savory hand pies and pot pies. In “Rotisserie Chicken,” crowd-pleasing dinners like Chicken Enchiladas and Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits are no-hassle, but with a homemade touch.
The first recipe I made was the Pizza Spaghetti Casserole and it has made its way into my regular recipe rotation. Next time I make it I think I’ll make double and freeze one so that I can just defrost and bake it on a really busy night.
- 12 oz uncooked spaghetti
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1 lb package mild ground pork sausage
- 2 oz sliced turkey pepperoni
- 26 oz jar tomato-basil pasta sauce
- 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz packaged shredded Italian three-cheese blend
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cook spaghetti with salt according to package directions
- Drain well and place in a lighlty greased 13x9 baking dish
- Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink
- Drain and set aside in a bowl
- Wipe skillet clean
- Add pepperoni to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes until slightly crisp
- (Place pepperoni on a paper towel lined plate to soak up any grease)
- Top spaghetti in baking dish with sausage
- Pour sauce over sausage
- Arrange half of pepperoni slices evenly over pasta sauce.
- Sprinkle evenly with cheeses
- Arrange remaining half of pepperoni slices evenly over cheese.
- Cover with nonstick or lightly greased aluminum foil
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
- Remove foil
- Bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and just begins to brown
1. I used regular pepperoni instead of turkey pepperoni
2. I felt the casserole was a bit dry for my taste so I heated up some additional sauce and pored it over the top of my serving. Others like it just the way it was.
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