I am a major sucker for Italian food.... well maybe I should just say pasta and needed a dish that would be quick, easy and not overly expensive! I have tried two other baked spaghetti recipes and both of them failed, miserably! PROUD TO SAY.... this one was a success!!
The key to a good Baked Spaghetti is keeping your noodles soft and moist, not hard and dry. A wise guy told me that the more soft cheese you use the better because it won't dry out your noodles. He was right!
So here you have it, a great family recipe or just a great dish for leftovers the next day! Have fun and bon appiete!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20
24 oz of Ricotta Cheese
8 oz of Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
1 lb of Ground Beef
1 Jar of Marinara (your choice!)
1 Package of Spaghetti Noodles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9x13 pan with tinfoil.
Cook noodles until soft. Brown meat and drain.
Lay noodles on the bottom of pan. Spread Ricotta cheese over top of noodles to form a nice layer.
Mix marinara sauce with meat. Spread on top of Ricotta cheese.
Top meat sauce with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Place into oven (uncovered) for about 20-25 mins. Let cool for about 10 mins. Serve and as always, ENJOY!