The best simple baked spaghetti

Simple Baked Spaghetti

Pendleton Family FarmJanuary 29, 2021

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Simple baked spaghetti is a staple in the Pendleton household. It is usually made weekly because everyone here eats it, it doesn’t cost a fortune, and it’s fast. If you’re not making it yet, give this one a shot. I promise someone will eat it lol. 

SO SIMPLE

For years I made spaghetti the old fashioned way. I loved it that way, but my husband… not so much. A few years into our marriage, he delighted me with that information (lol) and so I started to dabble in how it could become more appetizing. Insert baked spaghetti. 

There are lots of variations of this meal, but I keep things simple. One, because it’s cheaper that way, and two, my family is picky. 

INGREDIENTS

*1 pound of ground beef (you can also mix in 1/2 pound of ground beef & 1/2 pound of ground sausage if you like).

*1 package of spaghetti noodles.

*1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. I’ve tried many over the years, but my favorite to use to Rao’s Homemade Tomato Bail Sauce

*Parmesan Cheese (1 cup)

*Mild Shredded Cheese(1 cup)

*Cooking oil-I use either extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil. 

*Onion(optional)

DIRECTIONS

*Note: make sure your ground meat is thawed and ready to brown. 

*Get a large pot filled with water and beginning boiling the noodles as directed by the package. Once finished, set to the side. 

*Cut your onion into small (non visible bites if you have picky kids) and sauté in your pan with a small amount of any oil you choose. 

*Once translucent, add your ground meat and cook thoroughly until all pink is gone. I’ll be honest, I tend to over cook my meat until it’s almost crispy. No, you don’t have to do that. 

*Drain the oil from your pan and set aside. Note: If you don’t know already, drain the oil into a jar, not down your kitchen sink drain.

*Mix cooked ground beef, noodles, spaghetti sauce, and 1/2 of both cheeses together. I use the same pot I cooked the noodles in. 

*Transfer mixture to a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over top. 

*Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. 

I will usually serve ours with a simple side salad & homemade garlic bread (aka: old bread top with butter and garlic salt).

That’s it. It really is a simple baked spaghetti. I guarantee your family will say not only thank you, but yummmmm. 

ADDITIONS

Do you know what I add to my cooked spaghetti? I like to add some homemade pesto, or ranch, or even sour cream. Haven’t tried it? Do it. It’s absolutely delicious. Now, my family may not agree, but I definitely have a better palate then them. 🙂

The best simple baked spaghetti

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Simple Baked Spaghetti

The best simple baked spaghetti

The easiest best simple baked spaghetti you will ever make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • *1 pound of ground beef (you can also mix in 1/2 pound of ground beef & 1/2 pound of ground sausage if you like).
  • *1 package of spaghetti noodles.
  • *1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. I’ve tried many over the years, but my favorite to use to Rao’s Homemade Tomato Bail Sauce.
  • *Parmesan Cheese (1 cup)
  • *Mild Shredded Cheese(1 cup)
  • *Cooking oil-I use either extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
  • *Onion(optional)

Instructions

    *Note: make sure your ground meat is thawed and ready to brown.

    *Get a large pot filled with water and beginning boiling the noodles as directed by the package. Once finished, set to the side.

    *Cut your onion into small (non visible bites if you have picky kids) and sauté in your pan with a small amount of any oil you choose.

    *Once translucent, add your ground meat and cook thoroughly until all pink is gone. I’ll be honest, I tend to over cook my meat until it’s almost crispy. No, you don’t have to do that.

    *Drain the oil from your pan and set aside. Note: If you don’t know already, drain the oil into a jar, not down your kitchen sink drain.

    *Mix cooked ground beef, noodles, spaghetti sauce, and 1/2 of both cheeses together. I use the same pot I cooked the noodles in.

    *Transfer mixture to a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over top.

    *Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.

Notes

Do you know what I add to my cooked spaghetti? I like to add some homemade pesto, or ranch, or even sour cream.

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