Baked Spasagna by Cheddar's

Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

This recipe was featured and prepared on our local Fox station this morning. It is on the menu at Cheddar's restaurants here in the DFW area. It is really good! This Italian dish uses spaghetti instead of lasagna noodles in a casserole-style treat that's sure to please your family. "Tender spaghetti baked with three cheeses and our Alfredo sauce, topped with our rich marinara, served with hot garlic bread."

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook spaghetti al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain. Place in large mixing bowl.
  3. In another mixing bowl, stir together sour cream, ricotta, half-and-half, mozzarella, oregano, basil, white pepper, garlic, salt, and half the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Add above cheese mixture to the spaghetti. Using hands, mix gently until spaghetti is evenly coated with mixture.
  5. Rub a 9x13 glass baking dish with the olive oil.
  6. Gently place spaghetti mixture into prepared dish. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, remove foil and place dish on cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  9. Cut into six-eight squares and top with meat sauce below, or your favorite meat or marinara sauce.
  10. Meat Sauce.: Heat a heavy saucepan on medium heat for five minutes.
  11. Add ground beef and stir to break up clumps. Cook till meat is browned well. Drain meat and set aside.
  12. Add onions and garlic to saucepan and cook over medium heat for about five minutes, or until softened.
  13. Return reserved meat to pan, along with spaghetti sauce, salt, oregano, basil, sugar, red wine and romano cheese. Stir well to combine.
  14. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  15. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste.