If your family loves Italian food, you will not want to miss this delicious dinner of Baked Spaghetti. It has the most amazing flavor ever.
I discovered this recipe one day while searching for something new to cook. I knew after looking at the ingredients, my family would fall in love with this dish. My hubby said it was one of the best things he had ever eaten.
This dish tastes a lot like lasagna, but instead of lasagna noodles, you use spaghetti noodles instead. The ingredients are basically the same – ground beef (which is not shown in the picture above) spaghetti sauce, ricotta cheese, Parmesan Cheese, mozzarella cheese, and an egg. Can you just taste the cheesy goodness already?
Start by browning your ground beef. Then once you get your ground beef all browned and drained, add in your pasta sauce.
Set it aside and grab your other ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add in your egg, Parmesan cheese, and your butter (not pictured above). Take your spaghetti noodles and cook them according to package directions and then drain. Once you have them drained, mix in the Parmesan mixture with your cooked pasta.
In another bowl, combine your ricotta, sour cream and chopped parsley (again not pictured in the ingredients list above).
Set that aside.
Now — it’s time to assemble your Baked Spaghetti Casserole. Start by layering 1/3 of your spaghetti noodles into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
Now add a layer of your ricotta —
and then a layer of your ground beef mixture —
Then top with ooey gooey mozzarella cheese!
Repeat all the layers until you run out of ingredients. Then cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
At the end of 35 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes so the cheese can get nice and bubbly.
Once it’s done, serve it with crusty bread and a salad for a delicious meal!
- 16 oz thin spaghetti
- 1 lb italian sausage or hamburger cooked
- 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup parmesan
- 5 tbsp butter melted
- 15 oz ricotta
- 3 tbsp parsley
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 4 cups mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Cook spaghetti according to package
directions. Drain. Whisk together eggs, parmesan cheese and melted butter. Toss with pasta. Set aside.
Combine ricotta, parsley and sour cream. Set aside.
Combine spaghetti sauce and cooked sausage/hamburger. Set aside.
Layer half of pasta mixture, half of ricotta cheese mixture, half of meat sauce and half of mozzarella. Repeat layers.
Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake
minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes (until cheese is bubbly).