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Quick Baked Spaghetti


Posted: September 14

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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You always have fresh-cooked pasta when you want it with Quick Baked Spaghetti. This pasta bakes with ground beef and Italian seasoning for a bolognese taste made easy and delicious. Topped with plenty of melty cheese, Quick Baked Spaghetti is always tender, rich, and savory. It’s time to start getting excited for pasta night!


Ingredients

16 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
fresh parsley, optional, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a medium baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions until al dente.

Step 4

Drain the pasta and set aside.

Step 5

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil.

Step 6

Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 8

Add the ground beef.

Step 9

Season with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Step 10

Cook until the beef is no longer pink, about 8 minutes.

Step 11

Drain the fat in a bowl lined with paper towels, then return it to the pan.

Step 12

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and basil.

Step 13

Simmer until the mixture is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.

Step 14

Season with more salt and pepper to taste.

Step 15

Toss the sauce with the spaghetti.

Step 16

Transfer the pasta to the prepared baking dish.

Step 17

Top the pasta with the mozzarella and parmesan.

Step 18

Bake until the cheese is melted and the pasta is warmed through, about 20 minutes.

Step 19

Garnish with parsley and serve.


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