Bobby Deen's Baked Spaghetti

adapted from: Bobby Deen


1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 c. low-sodium chicken broth

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

splash of white wine vinegar, opt.

1 c. onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 tsp. garlic powder, or to taste

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 1/2 tsp. sugar

1 bay leaf

1/2 Lb. lean ground beef

8 oz. angel hair pasta 

1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated

1 c. Mozzarella or Monterey cheese, grated


In a large saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, Worcestershire, white wine vinegar, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sugar and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.  When sauce is about done, in a nonstick skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains.  Add the meat to the sauce.  


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions and drain well.  Lightly grease an 8X8-inch casserole dish.  Combine the sauce mixture with the cooked pasta, 1/2 cup of Cheddar and 1/2 cup of Mozzarella or Monterey.  Pour into casserole dish.  Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Top with remaining cheese and continue to bake until melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.  Serves: 5-6