Monday, April 13, 2009

Baked Spaghetti

This recipe for baked spaghetti has worked its way into our regular menu. It's pretty quick and easy. It's only a couple of more steps than regular spaghetti.

-1 package (8oz) spaghetti, cooked and drained
-2 tablespoons butter or margarine
-1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
-1 container (24oz) of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (we use reduced fat cottage cheese)
-1 pound ground beef (we almost always use ground turkey for any recipe that calls for beef)
-1 jar (28oz) Prego, Ragu, whatever
-1 package (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese

How to:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line 13x9x2 inch pan with foil

Cook spaghetti and garlic seasoned beef (turkey) - drain both

Combine hot, cooked spaghetti with butter, stir until butter melts.
Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and small amount of spaghetti sauce to coat.

Arrange spaghetti in an even layer in pan.

Mix ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese and spread mixture over spaghetti.

Add seasoned beef.
Spread sauce over beef.
Top everything with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 min.
Then remove foil for final 15 minutes of baking.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

No pictures of this one, sorry.

1 comment:

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