An easy weeknight meal that combines two popular dishes – pizza and spaghetti – into something the whole family will love – an easy Pizzetti Recipe!
- 8 ounce bag Kraft Colby and Monterrey Jack shredded cheese
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 box spaghetti noodles
- 24 ounce can Hunts spaghetti sauce, any flavor
- 3/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1 bag pepperonis
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- Bring pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta. Drain and set aside.
- Brown ground beef in a large pan and drain. Add spaghetti sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.. Cook over medium heat until warm. Lower heat to low, and stir occasionally.
- Mix together 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Spray the bottom of an 8 1/2 x 11 glass dish, and press crumbs into the bottom of the dish.
- Combine spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, and 1/2 bag of the cheese and pour into glass dish evenly.
- Cover the top with remaining cheese, and arrange pepperonis on top of that.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
It’s the weekend. What’s for dinner?
For us, the answer is usually spaghetti or pizza. Simple, easy, and — most importantly — delicious. So what about those days when the family is split — half want to order pizza, and the other half want nice, warm pasta?
Pizetti — that’s what.
I know, I know. It sounds weird. Some things just shouldn’t be put together. But, spaghetti and pizza are not one of those things. I made a pizza casserole awhile back (which I’ll share the recipe for one of these days) which was pretty much the base for this, but tweeked a little bit. Forrest really liked this, and I had actually forgotten about it until I was going through my pictures today. Needless to say, I was excited to rediscover this, and you can bet it will be on our weekly meal plan in the coming weeks
This is a very versatile and easy dish, that can be adapted for your specific tastes — you could use sausage instead of ground beef, ham instead of pepperonis, or throw some black olives on top. The possibilities are endless!
How would you customize your pizzetti?
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.