Freezer Meal: Baked Spaghetti

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 Once upon a college we had a Fazoli's near campus.  I used to go all the time for their baked spaghetti.  Alas, apparently only Waco understands the goodness that is Fazoli's.  So, I ran across this recipe via sixsisters and decided to give it a go because it had a few varying steps from ones I've tried in the past.  Cheese and noodles are never a bad thing, and per usual, if you let it sit overnight it's even better.  Or better yet, I put half of my recipe in a freezer pan and put it in the freezer to have later.  I'll thaw it overnight and then when it's time for dinner following the regular cooking instructions.
Baked Spaghetti
Ingredients:  16 oz pkg spaghetti, 1 lb ground beef, med onion (chopped), 26 oz jar meatless spaghetti sauce, 1/2 t. garlic salt, 2 eggs, 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese, 5 T butter (melted), 2 c. cottage cheese, 4 c. mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1.  Cook spaghetti according to package. Drain.
2.  White the noodles cook, cook beef and onion in a skillet.  When all the meat is browned, drain any extra grease.  Stir in sauce and salt.  Set aside.
3.  Add eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter to the drained noodles.  Toss to coat.
4.  Place half the spaghetti mix in a greased 9x13 pan.  Top with half the cottage cheese, meat, and mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layers.
5.  Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  Remove cover and bake another 20 minutes (until the cheese is melted).
*You can also place everything into a pan, cover, and freeze before you bake the noodle dish.  Thaw over night and then follow baking directions.  

1 comment

dagan said...

I know Fazoli's! It's more common in southern Illinois, so we all figure it's a southern chain creeping northward :)