Baked Spaghetti

"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."
 
Baked Spaghetti created by Linajjac
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

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

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  1. Linajjac
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  3. Linajjac
    I’ve been making this for years. Cheesy comfort food. BUT I use 2 jars of Classico sauce. Otherwise it’s really dry & tasteless. I’ve been known to add roasted poblanos for a kick. This time, I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes with garlic. That was nice. The kids LOVE this. It makes a ton. Lasts a couple days. Heats up nice.
     
  4. rjoyce1
    I just made this for the third time, I think. Didn't make notes the other two times about the amount of spaghetti I used. I cooked about 16oz. this time, but wasn't able to use it all. I would recommend using no more than 13.25 oz. which most boxes contain these days. Mine was a little dry and not quite as tasty as i would have liked. I think I will add some more Italian seasoning or basil next time. I cooked the baked spaghetti about 8 minutes after adding the mozzarella topping- didn't think it needed full 15 minutes.
     
  5. Jessica Hoylman
    This is delicious! Easy to make too. Whole family loves it. Thanks for sharing!
     

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