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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

The perfect easy prep make ahead meal! Spaghetti noodles soaking up the flavour of the meat sauce and gooey melted cheese on top. Drooling! 

5-6 cups meat sauce 
16 oz spaghetti
2 cups shredded mozzarella
some parmesan to top and serve
2 tbsps fresh chopped Italian parsley
Spray oil

Cook spaghetti and drain. Then toss with your sauce. I used my Pork Bolognese here. Find the recipe link at the end of this post if you're interested. Or use jar meat sauce if you're pressed for time. Spray a 13 X 9" baking dish with oil and dump in the spaghetti. Spread it out evenly and gently pat down. Cover the top with mozzarella and some parmesan cheese to taste.

Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake an additional 15-20 minutes. 

Let stand 5-10 minutes before sprinkling fresh parsley on top and cutting into serving pieces.

Makes 8 perfect pasta squares.

You can freeze the whole casserole for a later date. Just make sure you use a freezer to oven safe dish and add an extra 30 minutes to the baking time. Or do what I did here. Simply refrigerate the baked spaghetti, then when chilled cut into squares and place in a ziplock baggie. Remove individual portions as needed and zap them in the microwave until hot!

Here's the link for the Pork Bolognese recipe:

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