Baked Spaghetti 'Cake'


1 pound ground Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
3 eggs
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, onion, and green pepper 6 to 8 minutes or until browned and vegetables are soft; drain liquid.
3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1 cup spaghetti sauce; mix well. Add sausage mixture and spaghetti, and toss until evenly coated. Spoon evenly into pan and top with remaining 1 cup spaghetti sauce.
4. Bake 50 minutes, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let sit 10 minutes before slicing into wedges.