Pizza and spaghetti are, without a doubt, two of my favourites when it comes to a quick meal. So put them together and that's really a win-win for me. When Ragu contacted me, I knew I immediately wanted to share this pizza spaghetti bake recipe with my readers, especially since I always use their pasta sauce for many of my recipes. Now I'm no chef, but when it comes on to making my favourites, I can do a thing or two. This is already so super easy to make and takes very little ingredients. Plus, just like other casseroles, this pizza spaghetti bake requires you to just throw everything together, toss it in the oven, and you're done. That's why I love easy dishes like this. Very little prep time, and I get to send out a few emails or complete a blog post while everything finishes up.





What You'll Need
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 45 oz Ragu Parmesan and Romano Pasta Sauce
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 Italian Sausage
  • 1 (8 oz) package shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tsp coconut oil


Preparation
  • 1. Cook spaghetti in salted water according to package directions. When done, drain well.
  • 2. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium high heat and add 2 tsp coconut oil. Add italian sausage and brown all sides until cooked, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and slice the cooked sausage into rounds.
  • 3. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise, then cut lengthwise again into thin strips.
  • 4. Place spaghetti in a lightly-greased baking dish.
  • 5. Pour Ragu pasta sauce (as little or as much as you like) over the spaghetti, mixing it in to help prevent the spaghetti from drying out during baking time. 
  • 6. Sprinkle evenly with cheeses, and add italian sausage rounds and bell peppers.
  • 7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. or until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.
  • 8. Serve and enjoy!

Feel free to add on your favourite toppings - onions, pepperoni, it's all up to you!


Did you know that Ragu, the top-selling pasta sauce in the U.S., traces its history back to the 1930s, when Assunta Cantisano sold sauce from her front porch in Rochester, N.Y., to help support her family during the Great Depression? It's always interesting to learn about your favourite brand's history. Read more about Assunta's journey here!



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