Baked Spaghetti

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

I was craving this one day when I didn't feel like going to the trouble of making lasagna. So I looked through several cookbooks but none of the recipes I found really hit me, so I kind of combined a few into this concoction. It's very easy, freezes beautifully! I serve it with Pillsbury breadsticks and some sauteed zucchini & squash.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Break the pasta into 3 inch lengths, then cook according to package directions, rinse& drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, dice the onion and brown it with the ground beef until no longer pink.
  4. Drain any excess grease.
  5. Stir the spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes in with the beef mixture, simmer for a few minutes until thickened.
  6. Stir in the pasta, and then stir in the cheddar cheese, mixing until cheese is completely melted.
  7. I would suggest using a pasta server to do this, it just works better.
  8. Personally, I use the olive oil flavored Pam to grease my baking pan.
  9. I usually divide this between 2 8 inch square pans, and I line one with tinfoil so I can freeze it for another night.
  10. So, either do that, or put the whole mix into a sprayed 13x9 pan.
  11. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
  12. Then sprinkle your mozzarella on top and bake for about 15 more minutes or until the mozzarella has melted to your liking.
  13. Dig in!