Baked Spaghetti

This recipe is for two of the most amazing ladies I know, Sunshyne and Mo!! Hope you like it!! Don’t forget to send me pics of the finished product!

So, Sunshyne asked me to post a recipe for baked spaghetti. I was honored that she wanted me to do that for her, so I got to shopping! My favorite recipe for baked spaghetti is most likely a mish-mash of a lot of the recipes out there. I love going about this recipe as though I’m making a creamy lasagna. In fact, it should be known as creamy lasagnaesque spaghetti…maybe that’s too long of a name. Anywho, here’s the recipe!

Serves 4 
You will need:
1/2 package of spaghetti (hubby loves angel hair so that’s what I used)
1/2 lb ground beef (or chicken or pork, whatever you like)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella
1 egg
2.5 tbsp Parmesan
Optional: 2 oz cream cheese (1/4 package)
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce (or marinara)
2.5 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
Optional: 1/8 tbsp minced garlic

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bring about 4 cups of salted water to a boil.

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Place the spaghetti in the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. You don’t want it crunchy but you also don’t want it fully cooked and mushy.

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While that’s cooking, brown beef with a very small amount (1/8 tbsp) of minced garlic, season with salt and Italian seasonings.

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Once fully browned, add in the spaghetti sauce.

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Melt the butter in the microwave( it should be fully melted in 35-45 seconds.

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In a bowl, whisk the egg. Drizzle the butter in slowly while whisking to avoid cooking the egg. It’ll thicken a little, that’s normal, just keep whisking.

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Mix in the Parmesan cheese to the egg mixture.

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Drain cooked spaghetti and pour in the egg mixture and the cream cheese. Mix thoroughly.

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In the baking dish, place half the spaghetti mix in the baking dish.

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Pour some ricotta over the top.

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Then some mozarella cheese

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Then half the meat sauce

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Place the rest of the spaghetti on top of the meat sauce

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Instead of mozarella, the next layer this time will be meat sauce

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Cover with mozarella cheese

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Spray some olive oil or non stick on a piece of foil

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Cover and bake for 40 minutes

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Remove from oven, take foil off and bake for another 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese is fully melted and a little browned.

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