Pizzetti: Spaghetti and Pizza

An easy weeknight meal that combines two popular dishes – pizza and spaghetti – into something the whole family will love – an easy Pizzetti Recipe!

An easy weeknight meal that combines two popular dishes - pizza and spaghetti - into something the whole family will love - an easy Pizzetti Recipe!

Pizetti: Spaghetti and Pizza

Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Bring pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, and 1/2 bag of the cheese and pour into glass dish evenly.
  5. Cover the top with remaining cheese, and arrange pepperonis on top of that.
  6. 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?
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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

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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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Want to try another pizza-like recipe? Be sure to check out one of our most popular posts ever, copycat Pizza Hut sliders:

 

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  • I know I should have more grown up taste, but it just doesn't get much better than pizza and spaghetti. My aunt used to make something like this for me when I was a kid. I was just thinking about trying to recreate it for my family, but now I have your recipe.
  • I just saw this recipe on Pinterest. I was wondering how long do I leave spaghetti sauce mix on the stove for. I'm just learning how to cook.
    • Hi Nathan! That's great that you are just learning to cook. I would just leave it on the stove until warm - which usually takes about 10 minutes.