Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baked Spaghetti

Let me start this recipe by saying - YOU CAN PREP THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE. Yes, you read that right. Stop and think - Should I rush after work when we have practice and showers, and bedtimes and laundry, and ......
Weeknights are rough, so start by prepping meals in advance. Only takes 15 minutes of you time, and just think - you preheat your oven, pop it in, and dinner is served, home cooked. Plus, it warms up PERFECTLY! Serve with garlic cheesy bread.

I love pasta. I could eat pasta everyday if i didn't feel guilty about it ... I don't have those "Skinny" genes...
This pasta is EASY, delicious, and perfect for any day of the week.

Baked Spaghetti

  • 3/4-1 pound lean ground beef
  • (2) jars your Favorite Pasta Sauce (I use Zia's)
  • (1) 16oz Can of diced Italian tomatoes
  • 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 pound spaghetti - cooked al dente
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese (for topping)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan reggiano

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. In large skillet, cook hamburger until brown, drain. Mix sauce, tomatoes, garlic into skillet. Reduce heat and simmer. 
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Mix in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. 
  4. Mix together spaghetti and meat mixture, pour into 9x13 pan. Top with both parm & mozzarella and bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly on top.


  1. Made this and shared on my blog! Thanks sooo much for the great recipe and easy re-heat this week!

  2. Thank you for the recipe! I am bringing a meal to my friend who has a brand new baby tonight, and this will be perfect!