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Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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With Christmas behind us, I’m getting ready to kick off the new year. Our family has been in a season of adjustment the last few months. I anticipate that this trend will continue in 2017 with new projects and commitments. Because of this, I need wholesome, quick meals that all my boys will enjoy. This delicious baked spaghetti recipe fits the bill! 

Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe


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All my boys love pasta dishes. This twist on classic spaghetti is sure to become an often requested favorite in our house. 

Now that the boys are getting older, I love that I can also have them help more and more in the kitchen. This is a great way for us to bond — plus it eases my load! 

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

There are yummy veggies hidden in this recipe. You could puree more to add to the sauce even if you want to really pack them in. Can you tell that’s one of my favorite methods for getting the good stuff in my boys? šŸ™‚ 

This baked spaghetti recipe also makes a lovely presentation, so it’s a great option to serve your dinner guests as well. 

baked-spaghetti

Look at all that lovely, bubbly cheese! Yum! 

Served with hot, buttery garlic bread and a fresh salad, this is the perfect meal for any evening. 

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Baked Spaghetti

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Ingredients

  • 3-5 cups cooked spaghetti
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized *** OPTIONAL
  • 1 cup tomato spaghetti sauce
  • 1-3 teaspoons hot sauce, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus extra for serving
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cook your meatballs in a frying pan according to package directions and boil your spaghetti to el dente, according to package directions.
  3. ***Spiralize your zucchini with a spiralizer***
  4. Drain the spaghetti and place back in the pot.
  5. ***Add in the zucchini and toss to mix***
  6. Stir in the tomato sauce and season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the spaghetti into your casserole dish and top with cheese.
  8. Cook until the cheese is melted, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle cheese and parsley overtop and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1167
  • Sugar: 31
  • Sodium: 1910
  • Fat: 21
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 195
  • Protein: 49
  • Cholesterol: 50

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.