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SIMPLE CREAMY SPAGHETTI BAKED

If there’s one way to enhance a Spaghetti Recipe, it’s by baking it. There is something exceptional about a bubbling cheesy casserole straight out of the oven. In this spaghetti-baked casserole, the noodles are cooked and then tossed in a creamy, cheesy white sauce that infuses the pasta with so much flavor. Things don’t end there. The Italian sausage is sauteed and cooked in a marinara sauce. After these components are ready, we create layers of these two, starting with the creamy spaghetti, followed by the delicious saucy sausage, and topped with cheese. This casserole dish’s layers are packed with delicious flavors, making it difficult to resist. It’s the perfect dish for feeding a crowd or preparing ahead of time for meal prep.

SIMPLE CREAMY SPAGHETTI BAKED

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This recipe is definitely a family pleaser. This creamy spaghetti bake has been a hit with my family on several occasions. It’s always gratifying to see empty plates and happy smiles at the dinner table, which makes the effort spent in the kitchen worthwhile. Making spaghetti baked somewhat resembles making lasagna, but it comes together in a lot less time. Did I mention that this is a one-pan meal? making dishwashing a little less of a chore.

This Spaghetti Baked is not only a delicious casserole dish but a fuss-free complete meal as well.

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I could go on and on about how delicious this SIMPLE CREAMY SPAGHETTI BAKED is, but the taste speaks for itself. So I encourage you to give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of it. I can almost guarantee that You and your loved ones will enjoy it as much as we did.

INGREDIENTS Youll NEED:

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  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Spaghetti
  •  Marinara Sauce ( Rao is my first choice, but any other option will work.)
    Italian Sausage ( I used spicy Italian sausage in this recipe, but sweet Italian sausage would work just as well).
  • Heavy cream
  • Evaporated Milk 
  • ketchup
  • Garlic
  • Oregano 
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Boursin cheese

HOW TO MAKE THIS SIMPLE CREAMY SPAGHETTI BAKED

The first step is to get the sausage ready. I used spicy Italian sausage in this recipe, but sweet Italian sausage would work just as well. You can also substitute ground beef for the sausage, or make a vegetarian version by omitting all meat and substituting vegetables like mushrooms and peppers. Usually, Sausages come with a transparent casing. Cut along the sausage lengthwise and remove and discard the casing using a paring knife.

Let’s continue by cooking the sausage. In a non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté the sausages and crumble them as much as you can. Oil is not needed for this as the sausages release enough fat.

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Next, set the sausages on one side of the skillet and sauté the Italian seasoning, oregano, and garlic.

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Add the marinara sauce and 1 tablespoon of ketchup and stir to combine. Cook for 3–5 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.

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Preheat the oven to 400° F. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside. Save some of the pasta water, about 1/3 of a cup, for later use. 

While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the white sauce. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheeses, milk, and heavy cream.

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Toss in the drained spaghetti,  add the pasta water, and stir until all the pasta is well coated with the sauce. In-this-spaghetti-baked-casserole,-the-noodles-are-cooked-and-then-tossed-in-a-creamy,-cheesy-white-sauce-that-infuses-the-pasta-with-so-much-flavor

Then, transfer the creamy spaghetti into a baking pan and gently cover the top with the sausage in the marinated sauce, topped with cheese. 

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Bake uncovered for 15–20 minutes, depending on your oven.

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SIMPLE CREAMY SPAGHETTI BAKED

There is something exceptional about a bubbling cheesy casserole straight out of the oven. In this spaghetti-baked casserole, the noodles are cooked and then tossed in a creamy, cheesy white sauce that infuses the pasta with so much flavor. Things don't end there. The Italian sausage is sauteed and cooked in tomato sauce. After these components are ready, we create layers of these two, starting with the creamy spaghetti, followed by the delicious saucy sausage, and topped with cheese. This casserole dish's layers are packed with delicious flavors, making it difficult to resist. It's the perfect dish for feeding a crowd or preparing ahead of time for meal prep.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 324kcal

Equipment

  • 9×13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti (salt the pasta water)

White Creamy Sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ( 5 fl oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups parmesan cheese
  • cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ boursin cheese
  • cup pasta water

Sausage Mixture

  • 1 (19 Oz) italian sausage (5 sausages) I used spicy Italian sausage in this recipe, but sweet Italian sausage would work just as well.
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 (32oz) marinara sauce (Rao is my first choice, but any other option will work).

Toppings

  • cup parmesan cheese
  • cup mozarella cheese

Instructions

The first step is to get the sausage ready.

  • Usually, sausages come with a transparent casing. Cut along the sausage lengthwise and remove and discard the casing using a paring knife.

Let's continue by cooking the sausage.

  • In a non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté the sausages and crumble them as much as you can. Oil is not needed for this as the sausages release enough fat.
  • Next, set the sausages on one side of the skillet and sauté the Italian seasoning, oregano, and garlic.
  • Add the marinara sauce and 1 tablespoon of ketchup and stir to combine. Cook for 3–5 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to400° F. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside. Save some of the pasta water, about 1/3 of a cup, for later use.
  • While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the white sauce. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheeses, milk, and heavy cream.
  • Toss in the drained spaghetti, add the pasta water, and stir until all the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
  • Then, transfer the creamy spaghetti into a baking pan and gently cover the top with the sausage in the marinated sauce, topped with cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 15–20 minutes, depending on your oven.

Notes

I used spicy Italian sausage in this recipe, but sweet Italian sausage would work just as well. You can also substitute ground beef for the sausage, or make a vegetarian version by omitting all meat and substituting vegetables like mushrooms and peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1mg

Let me know what you think about this recipe, and don’t forget to contact me if you have any questions. It’s always a pleasure to hear from YOU! 

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 
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