Baked Spaghetti Recipe

February 24, 2012

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I call this recipe my “lazy lasagna”. It has all the yumminess ( is that a word?– well it is now ;) ) of a traditional lasagna with less work — not much less work but enough so it is my go-to recipe. I use cottage cheese in this recipe because it gives the recipe more moisture then ricotta cheese – but you can use ricotta it y’all like. You can also substitute the pasta for gluten -free pasta to make this dish gluten-free.

Here is my “Baked Spaghetti” recipe from my kitchen to yours.

What You Need

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic mined
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ( my secret ingredient) – If you are unsure if you would like it either omit or use less :)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • (16 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 4 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

What To Do

Cook Pasta  ( Break the spaghetti in half ( makes it easier to eat) ) via the directions on the box. Preheat oven to 350

Heat oil in a medium skillet and add onions and cook for 10 minutes – add garlic and cook for one minute.

Add beef to onions and garlic and cook beef till it is no longer brown. Drain beef.

Add Sauce and mix. Add cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.

In a medium size bowl place melted butter. Add cooked pasta and toss.

In a small bowl whisk eggs and add cottage cheese and mix.

In a 9×13 greased pan start layering – place half the spaghetti in the pan. Add half of the cottage cheese mixture. Add Meat Sauce. Add 2 Cups of mozzarella cheese.

Do the layering again. ( Pasta, Cottage Cheese Mixture, Sauce, Cheese)

How yummy does this look!

Cover the pan well and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and cook this cheese has browned ( about 15 minutes).

Enjoy :)

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Baked Spaghetti
 
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Very Family Friendly Meal
Ingredients
  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic mined
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon ( my secret ingredient)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon of Salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 4 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook Pasta ( Break the spaghetti in half ( makes it easier to eat) ) via the directions on the box. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet and add onions and cook for 10 minutes - add garlic and cook for one minute.
  3. Add beef to onions and garlic and cook beef till it is no longer brown. Drain beef.
  4. Add Sauce and mix. Add cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
  5. In a medium size bowl place melted butter. Add cooked pasta and toss.
  6. In a small bowl whisk eggs and add cottage cheese and mix.
  7. In a 9x13 greased pan start layering - place half the spaghetti in the pan. Add half of the cottage cheese mixture. Add Meat Sauce. Add 2 Cups of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Do the layering again. ( Pasta, Cottage Cheese Mixture, Sauce, Cheese)
  9. Cover the pan well and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and cook this cheese has browned ( about 15 minutes).
  10. Enjoy :)

This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home .

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