Confetti Spaghetti

Confetti Spaghetti

Today I am taking that boring old spaghetti dinner up a notch!  This Confetti Spaghetti has onions, peppers, and tomatoes for a pop of “confetti”, plus it’s got a tiny zesty zip from the spices.  It’s simple to prepare, hearty and filling for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Confetti Spaghetti

I really haven’t tasted anything like this spaghetti.  I get stuck in the, dare I say it, Prego sauce and noodles rut.  But, honestly, the Prego Spicy Sausage sauce is my favorite, I’ll admit it!  I also really love the Bacon & Provolone which is a little less of a classic Italian marinara.  Anyway, for a homemade sauce, this one has that after effect of heat and flavor.  It’s different than your typical Italian red sauce and I like it.  So if you want to go beyond the bottle and try a homemade spaghetti recipe, this one is yummy!

 

Confetti Spaghetti
 
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Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (12oz) package whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce (use 2 cans for a little more sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, garlic, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is not longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne.
  3. Drain spaghetti; add to the beef mixture. Toss to coat the noodles.
  4. Transfer to a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover sprinkle with cheese, Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Notes
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Recipe lightly altered from Taste of Home

 

Confetti Spaghetti

Are you a jarred spaghetti sauce type person or you do have a favorite recipe you like to make?

Comments

  1. says

    Yum! We aren’t fans of simple spaghetti so I loved how you switched things up. I love the addition of vegetables! Jars are not my favorite. I prefer homemade pasta sauce but I love how quick it is using a jar. I have my favorite brands and try to stock up on those when they are on sale.

  2. says

    Mmm this looks so good. I never grew up on jarred pasta sauce, so I can’t really eat it now, but I usually make a simple sauce with a can of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and a few seasonings. This version looks so good, and baking the pasta too. Yummy!

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