Southern style baked spaghetti

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

For the Sauce:

2 cans whole tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon herbs de provence ( oregano, rosemary, tyme, savory and marjoram)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 can tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

For the Beef:

2 lbs. lean ground beef

1/2 sweet onion, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon vanilla protein powder (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

For the noodles:

1 pkg. angel hair pasta noodles OR Spaghetti noodles


1 cup olives, black or green, diced (optional)

4 ounces cream cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • For the Sauce:
    In a food processor, blend tomatoes and next five ingredients. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and add bay leaf, tomato paste and sugar.
  • Cook over med-low heat, reducing heat to low once it starts to boil. Cover and allow to simmer while you prepare meat and noodles.
  • For the Beef:
    Heat skillet of med-high heat and brown meat, adding basil, protein powder, salt and pepper (to season meat).
  • Drain. Return skillet to stovetop and saute onions and bell pepper sans meat. Add meat to veggie mixture. Set aside.
  • For the noodles:
    Cook them, al dente!
  • For the Whole Shabang:
    Put cream cheese into sauce and mix until melted; add meat and olives. Add noodles to meat and sauce mixture.
  • Pour into a casserole dish, 9x13, that has been sprayed with cooking spray or olive oil spray.Make sure to remove bay leaf! Add shredded cheese to top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15- 20 minutes.


Southern Style Baked Spaghetti, photo 1
Southern Style Baked Spaghetti, photo 2


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