Try out this Baked Spaghetti Recipe

baked spaghettis
  • Prep Time
    5 mins
  • Cook Time
    50 mins
  • Serving
    6
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Have you ever tried spaghetti baked? You might be asking yourself, “Why on earth would I bake spaghetti?” Well, the same reason you’d want to bake ziti or any other pasta casserole. Baking spaghetti in the oven lets the spaghetti soak up flavor from the sauce and when you add in a layer of gooey melted cheese, you get an absolutely delicious and comforting casserole. It’s worth the extra 40 minutes. Promise.

I love this alternative to lasagna, it’s less noodles and more flavorful.

Ingredients

Ingredients

    Directions

    Step 1

    Dice the onion and mince the garlic.

    Step 2

    Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium. Add the Italian sausage and cook until browned.

    Step 3

    Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and continue to stir and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

    Step 4

    Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, and water. Stir to combine, then allow the sauce to come up to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the sauce simmer while you cook the pasta.

    Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add ½ Tbsp salt to a large pot of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and continue to boil until the pasta is tender, but not fully cooked. Drain the pasta in a colander.

    Step 6

    Add the drained pasta to the sauce and stir to combine.

    Step 7

    Combine the cottage cheese, Parmesan, and pepper in a bowl.

    Step 8

    Lightly grease an 8×11" casserole dish. Layer in half of the spaghetti and sauce, then top with the cottage cheese mixture. Add the second half of the spaghetti and sauce, then top with the shredded mozzarella.

    Step 9

    Cover the dish with foil then bake the spaghetti for 30 minutes. Top the spaghetti with chopped parsley, if desired. Slice into six pieces, then serve!

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