Spaghetti is an inexpensive meal that is also easy to cook. If you enjoy eating spaghetti but are tired of using ground beef or meatballs to make it, you’re in luck. This is because there are plenty of other choices you can make to give your pasta variety so you do not become bored with eating this dish.
Why not try smoked sausage with your spaghetti? Cut the sausage into small sections and then grill along with slices of onion and green pepper. Cover these with marinara sauce and let them simmer for 30 minutes or so to lock in the flavors and then serve over warm spaghetti noodles.
Italian sausage makes a great substitute for ground beef. Brown this sausage much like you would hamburger and then add it to your favorite sauce. If you think the sausage is too spicy, you can mix it with a little bit of ground beef before browning it in a skillet. You could also use it to make meatballs instead by mixing cracker crumbs, eggs, and milk with the sausage.
Cook your spaghetti as normal and then rinse and drain. Place the pasta in a 9x13 inch pan and drizzle with sauce. Add a few slices of pepperoni to the top of this mixture and then sprinkle with shredded cheese. You can also add a few mushrooms, black olives, or bell peppers to this casserole before placing it in the oven. Bake in a moderately warm oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese had completely melted.