- 1 lg. onion
- 2 sm. bell peppers
- some ground beef or Italian sausage or ground pork
- 1 pkg. sliced mushrooms
- 2 jars standard spaghetti sauce
- 1 lb. spaghetti
- 1 container ricotta cheese (optional)
- 1 container grated parmesan cheese
Sautee onion and bell pepper until translucent.
Add ground beef (or Italian sausage, or ground pork).
Cook until the meat is about ¾ cooked.
Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms and meat are done.
Drain, if desired.
Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
While sauce mixture is simmering, boil pasta.
Add pasta to sauce and mix thoroughly.
Grease a 9x11 casserole dish.
If using ricotta cheese, add half of the sauce/spaghetti mix, then a layer of ricotta, and then the other half of the sauce/spaghetti mix. Otherwise, just add sauce/spaghetti mix to dish.
Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Uncover, top with parmesan cheese, and bake for a few more minutes until bubbly.