Southwestern Baked Spaghetti Recipe - great make-ahead dinner! Baked spaghetti loaded with ground beef, chili seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, spaghetti sauce, corn, peas, French fried onions, and cheese. We loved every single bite! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and bread and dinner is done! Everyone cleaned their plate! #casserole #pasta #groundbeef #freezermeal #makeahead
1(1.75-oz)packet chili seasoning
1(14.5-oz)can diced tomatoes & green chile’s
1(24-oz)jar spaghetti sauce
1(10-oz)package frozen corn, thawed
1(10-oz)package frozen green peas, thawed
1(3-oz)package French fried onions
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat.
In a large bowl, combine cooked ground beef, chili seasoning packet, diced tomatoes and green chiles, spaghetti sauce, corn, and peas. Add cooked pasta and stir until combined.
Pour spaghetti mixture into prepared pan. Top with French fried onions and cheese.
Bake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes.
Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.Can make in advance and refrigerate overnight. You may need to add 5 or 10 minutes to cooking time.Can assemble casserole through step 5 and freeze. To bake from frozen, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed above.I used a can of Del Monte diced tomatoes and green chiles.