Recipe: Baked Spaghetti


We ate this for dinner tonight and it was actually pretty good, even though I made it up as I went along.

Ingredients
1 bag frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed and rinsed
1 lb. ground chuck
1 jar pasta sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, no-salt added, with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 can black olives, rinsed
6 tsp. Parmesan cheese
1 box thin spaghetti (whole grain), cooked
1 cup mozzarella

Cooking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare pasta per box instructions, drain and set aside.
Brown the ground chuck, drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix pasta sauce, tomatoes, and spinach. Add in ground chuck, stir. Add 2 tsp of Parmesan cheese into sauce mix.
In 13″x9″ pan, spoon in half spaghetti. Pour half the sauce mixture over the spaghetti. Spoon remainder of spaghetti over sauce mixture and pour the remaining sauce over pasta. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and the mozzarella on top.
Cook in oven for 60 minutes.

It makes about 10 servings.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.