Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Baked Spaghetti

I made this for dinner on Saturday night. While it had been a crazy day with all the construction etc and it would have been so easy to get take-out I discovered this recipe last week and was excited to try it. I love anything with ricotta cheese and so this recipe caught my eye immediately. Once the wall was in and Gabe was asleep I enjoyed some quite and much warmer time to myself whilst whipping up this yummy dinner. I definitely think I'll make it again. This is another recipe from http://itsdinnertime2.blogspot.com.

Baked Spaghetti from Jamie

Mix these ingredients together and place in a greased 9x13 baking dish:

12 oz angel hair pasta, cooked
1 egg
1 C parmesan cheese
2 T chopped basil

Mix these together and place on top of the pasta:

1 lb hamburger, cooked
1 (13 oz) container ricotta cheese
2 C grated mozzarella cheese, save ½ C for the top
1 jar of pasta sauce- I only use the Bertolli brand, but that is my preference.

Sprinkle ½ C mozzarella cheese on sauce. Bake at 350 for about 35 min or until the cheese starts to bubble.

**You might be tempted to throw the whole box (16oz) of pasta in to boil. I've done that before and it definitely only needs the 12 oz that is calls for. I found it was not enough sauce for that extra bit of noodles.

***The original recipe called for just one jar of pasta sauce. It was fine with just the one, but both Brad and I like lots of sauce with our pasta, so I think the next time I make it I'll add another jar of sauce.


Corey and Liesl said...

YUMMY! I made the spaghetti bake last night and it was delicious-I should have taken your advice though and used extra sauce-it was a little dry but still so good!!
UMMMM....do you have lots of leftovers?

The Bentley Family said...

Hey Liesl,
I'm glad you liked this recipe. If I make it again first, I'll let you know how it is with more sauce. We did have lots of leftovers. Perhaps we should try skimming down the recipe!