Anyone that has had the chance to eat my husband’s baked spaghetti has fallen in love, too bad for them he is already mine. I guess since I got the better end of the deal I will share his recipe with you guys.This is a sweet recipe with a little spice to highlight the flavors, covered with cheese that has been melted and browned. Plus it combines the top three staples of our home; cholula, parmesan, and greek seasoning. You could load a piece of plastic up with these three and I swear I would eat it. Hungry yet? He was sweet enough to walk me through it step by step the other night. Isn’t he wonderful!!! Even our son loves this one. The other feature to this recipe I love is that it is still yummy as a leftover. We often over cook our dinners so we can bring lunch to work. Huge money saver, and usually better for you too. Let’s get cookin’ good lookin’ 😉
6 oz spaghetti noodles
1 lb ground beef ( we have even used deer meet)
1 pkg Italian Cheese
1/4 cup parmesan (yes that much!!)
Cholula (sounds crazy, but its a staple in our house)
Total Cost: $10
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil water for noodles. When you cook the noodles do not cook them all the way. This is very important you want them a little crunchy, they will finish cooking in the oven. When your noodles are cooked put them in a greased casserole dish, then load with parmesan.
Brown ground meat, season with greek seasoning (sodium free, bonus). At this point you can also fry green peppers, onions, pepperoni, mushrooms, or anything else your little heart desires in your spaghetti. On most weeknights we don’t add that, but if we have company we do. My husband really browns the meat not just cooked through. At this point you can put your veggies or whatever goodies you prepared over the noodles.
Next pour your jar of sauce into the meat. Then add Cholula, don’t be shy. We usually put about a few table spoons. At this point don’t rush it ( I am guilty of this, especially when I am hungry!). let the sauce cook down until it is nice and thick. My husband said when you shake the pan and it sticks to the side you know it is done. I tried to take a picture, but it is hard to distinguish.
Once you have your nice and thick sauce pour it over your noodle fun mixture. Then cover it with your cheese, load it on! Pop it in the oven until the cheese is nice and browned like this :
Now to the best part enjoy!
I would love to hear feed back and don’t be shy with questions. Have a happy November day. Don’t forget to send a few prayers up to the big guy for all the families on the east coast. God Bless! CB