I made this for bingo this week and it was well received by all, though no one was really WoW'd by it. Some stated it was good. The only changes I made was to use Italian Seasoning in place of the oregano (I used 1 T. instead of 1 tsp. because I doubled the recipe), and used Cheddar cheese for the layers and Mozzarella cheese on top. I made it with whole wheat pasta and canned Hunt's spaghetti sauce with no added sugar. I am sure it would be much better with homemade pasta sauce, but this worked for a quick throw together casserole. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Angela. I am sure I will make it again sometime with my homemade sauce. Linda
I made this dish and it was very easy. I did change it up a bit. I used canned spaghetti sauce and added a bit of sugar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. I used all of those spices (except the sugar) when browning the meat. Also, I didn't have much shredded cheddar but I had shredded mozzarella and sliced mozzarella. The recipe calls for creating three layers and I only had enough sauce to make two. I used the the shredded mozzarella and a bit of shredded cheddar between the two layers and a little bit on top. On top though I covered it with sliced mozzarella. Everything turned out great. The one recommendation that I have it to include more sauce. I would be inclined to use at minimum 10 more ounces if not the full can. When I reheated the left overs I made more sauce and covered it in the sauce before microwaving each plate. Turned out EXCELLENT!!!
I tend to add extra cheese on top and Italian seasoning in place of the oregano, otherwise I make this recipe as written and it comes out delicious every time! Thanks for a simple change up to a regular spaghetti dinner.
Try this instead. Don't cook the noodles, instead just add a little water with the sauce each layer. Just add about 15-20 minutes to the time in the oven. If you boil the noodles, then cook them in the oven, you are over cooking the pasta and it will be bland. To spice it up, use ground pork sausage (hot or mild) instead of hamburger meat. The sauce is key too. Be sure to get something with a little pizzazz to it. Use some thyme and other Italian herbs as well as Italian cheese, in addition to the cheddar. If you have time, cook it low and slow (325 for an hour, instead of 350 for 40-45 minutes) Guarantee you will like these additions/changes to the recipe to make people rave about this dish in the future!
Super easy dish to make! I added a few things to it, because I like lots of veggies in my spaghetti. I added capers, fresh herbs (oregano, basil and rosemary), and zucchini cut into small chunks. It didn't take long at all to put together, and everyone loved it! I'm sure I will be making this again very soon!
This is very good. I made it without meat and it turned out great. I actually just did sauce, noodles, and cheese, with no extra spices. So, my review may not reflect what it would have been if I had made this to a T. But, I loved the simplicity, and baking the spaghetti really helped with the flavor. And, who knew cheddar cheese would be so delicious with spaghetti!? I froze half of this, and look forward to eating it again!
I'm so sorry to give a low review, but we found this very bland and tasteless, despite the fact that we love all the ingredients.
Great recipe for the basic step by steps. I added a few of my favorite ingredients like mushrooms, a side of spinach, just a dash here or there. Thanks!
Hi my name is Marilyn Schick and I love your baked spaghetti Recipe and I will make this for my family and friends
This was pretty good, and it was surprisingly easy to make. But I just don't think it's quite worth all the guilt of just how unhealthy it is (and I'm not even a health-nut). I, personally, am probably going to just stick with regular spaghetti and pass on the two cups of cheese.