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Delicious Baked Spaghetti

I baked this last weekend when the temperatures were frigid outside and the roads were too icy for me to leave my house. I was so pleased with how easy making a homemade sauce was not to mention how delicious it turned out. A homemade sauce was just what this recipe needed to elevate this dish. The kitchen smelled delightful while the sauce simmered and once my pasta had finished baking I had an ultimate comfort food meal.

Ingredients:
8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 lbs ground beef or 2 packages of vegetable crumbles
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 cups canned diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large diced onion
4 cups Mozzarella Cheese
2 small bay leaves

Directions:
1. In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, sugar, Italian seasoning, and bay leaves.
2. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
3. In a skillet thoroughly cook your ground beef/vegetable crumbles. If using beef drain after cooking. Add to sauce and simmer for 20 more minutes.
4. Cook pasta according to the package directions.
5. Cover the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan with sauce. Add a layer of pasta and a layer of cheese. Repeat layers saving 1/2 cup of cheese, ending with the sauce.
6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree over for 30 minutes.
7. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return to the oven, and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and bubble.



29 comments:

  1. Yummy and apetiting <3
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  3. yum!! I've never made baked spaghetti but I want to - looks so good!

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  5. Que buena pinta!!!
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  6. so yummy!

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  7. Hi dear, this looks yummy - and it´s funny vor one hour I cooked something very similar and it tasted well, too.

    xx
    Rena

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  8. uh looks really yummy, need to make this:)
    xx Kate

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  9. This looks so good! I'm a fan of all pasta recipes and this looks so delicious!!!

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  10. ohmygosh, this looks delicious!!! :D

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  11. oh wow!! it looks soooo divine! pasta is my all time favourite food :)
    thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to make it :)

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  13. Looks great!
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  14. Oh yum! I love spaghetti, it is the perfect winter comfort food for right now, and a baked version? That is even BETTER!

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  16. Yummy this looks delicious! I love cooking so I should try making this and see how it turns out!

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  17. OMG you had my mouth watering! Pasta is my favorite and I love to cook as well! I'll definitely try that and I'm now following btw, would be glad if you can follow back!
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  18. nothing better than pasta and of course a homemade sauce (as if there were any other kind)
    Chic on the Cheap

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  19. this looks sooo amazing, i want to eat this like right now. yummm

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  20. Looks delicious! One of my fav dishes! <3<3

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