Baked Spaghetti

What household with kids doesn’t have “Pasta Night” at least once a month?  Definitely not ours! :D  Even before I got married, I’ve always took a special liking for cooking pasta dishes.  Mostly because of the sheer ease of preparing and cooking them.  One thing I’ve never done though, is make my tomato based spaghetti sauce from scratch.  But something does tell me that I may just do so some time soon.

I was under a lazy spell last Monday so I announced to the two other members of our household (hubby and my little munchkin) that it’s spaghetti night. :D  But to give an otherwise ordinary pasta dish just the slightest hint of a twist, I decided to bake it.

baked spaghetti

We waited an extra 30 minutes before we finally had dinner.  But it was well worth the wait, if I may say so myself.

dinner is served :D

My little girl gave it her stamp of approval: “It’s yummy, Mom!” ;)

It’s very simple really.  No need to sign up for one of ’em Culinary Arts degree programs. ;)   First saute garlic and onion, then add the ground beef, and season it with salt and pepper.  Let it simmer for a few minutes, just until the beef changes color.  Then add mushrooms and the spaghetti sauce (mine was store bought! ;) ).  Bring the sauce to a boil and adjust the seasoning according to taste.  Mix the spaghetti sauce with the cooked spaghetti (I used thin spaghetti for this one.) and transfer it to a baking dish.  This is the yummy part…top the spaghetti with grated cheddar cheese (as in I covered the entire top of the dish with cheese!) and then bake it in the oven for 30 minutes or just until the cheese turns brown and starts to bubble.  Voila!  :D  It’s spaghetti packaged just a little differently. ;)

Simply put, just make spaghetti like you normally do, top it with your favorite type of cheese, then bake it.  :D

p.s. Please do excuse my amateurish babbling of the procedure. :)

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5 Responses to “Baked Spaghetti”

  1. who cares about the (NOT!) amateurish babbling …Abby’s baked spag looks soooo yummy! :mrgreen:

    *salivating here…salivating here!*

    Thanks, Thess! :D Abby loves spaghetti. She learned the proper way of eating spaghetti very early. Pati pancit, she twirls around her fork. Hahaha! :D


  2. Leap of Faith! says:

    So yummy looking. The cheese is enough to make my stomach growl.

    Pinks, pasta night naman tayo… ingit ako :)

    Thanks, Keith! Sige ka, baka pagbawalan ka na ni Pinky na tignan ang mga kitchen projects ko. Lagi siyang napapasubo! :razz:


  3. i love baked pasta! :mrgreen: whether spag, mac or lasagna! and cheese, who can say no to yummy melting cheese?! gosh, your pics made me hungry again.

    when i’m super lazy to cook, i make spaghetti. hehe! kaya we always have flavored spaghetti sauce at home. maybe next time i will try baking it too! :neutral:

    Hi Kris! Don’t we all love cheese? And lots and lots of it?! ;) Next time, I might make baked mac. Hmmm, kelan kaya? :idea:


  4. Meeya says:

    ako din i love baked pasta. :) yummy! reminds me ng baked spag ng greenwich sa may asturias di ba? uuuy blast from the past. :D

    hay naku, i wish magkaroon na ako ng oven!!! grrr. :D

    Natatandaan ko ang baked spag na yan ng Greenwich! :razz: Pero ang favorite baked pasta ko noon ay yung baked mac ng Janet’s sa Dapitan! ;) Blast from the past talaga! :razz:


  5. Jen says:

    I loooooooooooove love love pasta! This looks so yummy!

    Pag-uwi ko sa Manila the first thing I’m going to ask my mom to make is this!

    Hi Jen! Kailan ka uuwi?! :neutral: I love pasta, too. Medyo madali kasi gawin. :razz:


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