Sunday, September 16, 2012

Baked Spaghetti

I recently had Baked Spaghetti at an Italian resturant in downtown Naperville and it was incredible. I've never had anything quite like it. This is my attempt to re-create it and it's pretty darn good!

1lb of thin spaghetti
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1lb of ground beef
2 cups of mozerella cheese
2 cups of Italian blend cheese
16oz of cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 Parmesan cheese
5 Tbsp of butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray. Boil water and cook the pasta for 7-8 min. Drain noodles and place in a large mixing bowl. The noodles don't need to be fully cooked since the pasta will continue to bake in the oven. In a large pan, cook the ground beef, drain fat and add spaghetti sauce. Warm the sauce and set aside. Add eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter to the noodles and mix. Take tongs and place 1/2 of the noodles in the buttered 9x13 dish. Then layer with sauce, 8oz of cottage cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella and 1 cup of Italian blend. Repeat layers. Take a piece of aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Cover the dish and bake for 40 min. Remove foil and bake uncovered for 15-20 more minutes. Enjoy!

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