This week’s simple recipe is a definite crowd pleaser: baked spaghetti!
Ingredients you may need:
1 lb. spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef or other ground meat (optional)
Mushrooms (or any veggies you want)
1 jar (16-24 oz.) of pasta sauce (any flavor)
1 c. shredded cheese (any kind)
Tools you may need:
9×13-in. baking dish
Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add spaghetti and cook as directed.
While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef in a skillet. Add mushrooms and/or other veggies and cook through.
Add jar of pasta sauce and let simmer until the pasta is done cooking. NOTE: Cooking acidic foods such as tomato sauce in a cast iron skillet (as pictured) may result in iron leaching into the food. If this is not desired, cook the meat, vegetables, and sauce in a stainless steel pan.
Drain the spaghetti.
Combine the cooked spaghetti and meat/sauce mixture in a 9×13-in. baking dish.
Sprinkle 1 c. of cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.
Portion out and enjoy your baked spaghetti!
For more recipe ideas, check out the rest of our Project Pantry series.