Oh goodness, this was incredible! I’ve never done a baked spaghetti before but wow, I was impressed! We had a lot of leftovers so this would best be served for when you have a large dinner party. Insanely good!
– 3/4 of a pound spaghetti noodles
– 1/2 onion, diced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1- 2 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
– sprinkling of salt and pepper
– 1 tbsp. oregano
– 1 tbsp. dried basil
– 1 jar pasta sauce
– onion and garlic powder for sprinkling
– 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
– 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350F.
Bring a pot of water to boil and add in your pasta. Cook for about 7 minutes, you want it al dente since the noodles are going in the oven.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add in the diced onions and cook for a few minutes until soft. Next, add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ground beef and break up with a spatula, season with salt and pepper. Brown the ground beef and drain off the excess fat.
Return the beef to the pan and add in 1 cup of the pasta sauce and the oregano and basil. Mix to combine, then add in your cooked spaghetti noodles and toss.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and add half the spaghetti mixture to the dish. Top with 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce and half of each cheese. Sprinkle with onion and garlic powder. Next, add the remaining spaghetti mixture, and the rest of the sauce and cheeses.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Serve with garlic bread and a nice salad. Enjoy!