Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Spaghetti Bake

This recipe has become quite popular with my family...

What is needed:

9X13 glass dish
1/2 box thin spaghetti noodles [or whatever noodles you like]
2 cans or jars pre-made traditional spaghetti sauce
1 1lb mild Italian sausage [without casing]/ [or ground hamburger, ground turkey]
1 tbsp minced garlic
½ diced onion or 2 tsp dried minced onions
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 [or more] cups mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brown the meat until done. Drain fat and rinse. Place the meat, Italian seasonings, garlic, and onion into the fry pan on medium heat. Mix and let sizzle for 2-3 minutes [or until it smells yummy]
Put meat and pre-made spaghetti sauce in a sauce pan on low heat.
Boil noodles.
Once the noodles are done, drain and then put into the 9X13 glass dish.
Pour spaghetti sauce mixture over the noodles. Mix well.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of the spaghetti and sauce until desired cheesiness is achieved.
Place in the oven uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

The makes about 10 servings depending on how hungry your family is. We make one dish and for a family of 5 that is 2 dinners. The leftovers for this dish are just as good, if not better. Also this recipe can be cut in half.

I serve this with garlic bread and a small Italian salad—everyone is happy.

Italian Salad recipe:

Julienne lettuce, grape tomatoes, diced cucumber and Italian dressing [to taste]-mix well, chill for 5 minutes then serve.

A great dessert to have afterwards is Italian ice, or lemon sorbet.


At 09:56, Anonymous Scott C. said...

Having personally tasted the mouthwatering goodness that is Speghetti Bake, I would just like to say that it is a primo recipe!

Try it!


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