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Baked Spaghetti

So technically it isn’t spaghetti, but that’s what I’ve always called it. This is a really simple recipe that can be adapted to your tastes easily. It is one I always fall back on when I’m looking for something a little different for dinner. It is also a great recipe to throw together and freeze for later if you like to plan ahead.

12 oz. bag of rotini pasta
1 lb ground beef (optional)
1 jar spaghetti sauce (or homemade sauce if you are adventurous)
2 cups Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese

Directions:  Brown ground beef and drain grease. Cook pasta as directed on package. Combine pasta, beef, and spaghetti sauce and mix together (for added flavor you can add chopped onion, peppers, or other vegetables). Put half of the mixture in a 2 quart casserole dish and spread with a spoon. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the top. Add the rest of the mixture on top and cover with remaining cup of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is well melted.