Baked Spaghetti and my Boy, Bailey

Baked Spaghetti and my Boy, Bailey

Do you know the feeling of craving something so bad that it is all you can think about? Today’s craving was Italian. I had all the ingredients on hand and even had homemade spaghetti sauce (see recipe here) in my freezer, so it was really a “no brainer”…Baked Spaghetti cured the latest craving!

Baked Spaghetti and my Boy, Bailey

Baked Spaghetti and my Boy, Bailey3

I have been nursing my oldest Golden Retriever, Bailey back to normal after a serious surgery to remove a large mass that turned out to be the “C” word. Even though Bailey is a sweet and well behaved boy, it is a bit different with him being under foot while I cook. He is typically an outside dog but I felt the need to keep an eye on him while he healed. In spite of stepping over him, what felt like a hundred times, I managed to put together a delicious dinner of Baked Spaghetti.

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Here is how I did it:

Baked Spaghetti
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Baked Spaghetti is just the trick, when craving something deliciously Italian.
Recipe type: Main
Yield: 6-8 servings
  • 2 cups Spaghetti Sauce of your choice (I used homemade)
  • 8-ounces Angel Hair pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon salt
Preparation Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. In a large saucepan, fill with water and salt. Once the water is boiling, drop in the pasta; stirring to prevent sticking. Cook to just before done. Drain and return to the saucepan.
  3. Add spaghetti sauce and stir to coat pasta with the sauce. Add beaten egg and Mozzarella cheese (reserving ½ cup for the top).
  4. Coat baking dish bottom and sides with non-stick cooking spray; add pasta mixture to dish. Top with remaining ½ cup Mozzarella and the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 additional minutes or until the cheese turns a light brown.
  6. Serve warm with salad and crusty bread.
Bailey is finally on the mend and gets his stitches out in a couple more days.  My fingers are crossed that his cancerous mass does not return (still waiting on the pathology report). And, I have a delicious dish of Baked Spaghetti to eat a couple of more times this week.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe the next time you have an “Italian” craving! 🙂



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My name is Ronda! I am a cooking enthusiast who also loves working in the vegetable garden and yard, dabbling in the decorating of our home, and dreaming up new projects to start around the house. Whether it is organizing a closet, changing the color of a wall, or deciding what to cook for dinner; I catch myself obsessing from time to time. I hope you enjoy browsing around my website and continue to check it frequently for new happenings around our home, farm, and garden.
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