Dream Dinners Franchise Recipe of the Month: Baked Spaghetti

November 6, 2014 In: Mompreneur, Recipe of the Month Comments (None)

Dream Dinners Franchise Recipe of the Month: Baked Spaghetti

Is there anything better than the classic Italian dish, spaghetti and meatballs? Well, we think so! If you’re looking to change your go-to recipe up a little bit by cooking it casserole style, then try our Dream Dinners Franchise Baked Spaghetti recipe, courtesy of Dream Dinners… Life Just Got Easier! Because our recipe is cooked in the oven rather than in a pot, this leaves busy mothers and fathers without the hassle of last-minute straining of noodles and plating with the sauce, which oftentimes leads to quite a mess. Just pull this decadent dish out of the oven when it’s done baking, and it’s ready to bring to the table for your family to enjoy.

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients (Serves 6)

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup of yellow onions (diced)

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

½ green bell peppers, chopped

2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes, with juice

1 cup of mushrooms (sliced)

1 teaspoon of dried basil

1 tablespoons of dried oregano

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

½ teaspoon of black pepper

6 oz. of spaghetti

1 16 oz. bags of frozen meatballs

1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups of low-fat shredded cheese blend (equal parts 2 percent Cheddar and Monterey Jack and low-fat mozzarella)

1 10 oz. cans of cream of mushroom soup

1 2.4 oz. cans of sliced black olives (drained)

1 9×13 baking dish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions
  3. Combine the onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir until incorporated and well blended and set it aside.
  4. Spray your 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray
  5. Place half of the cooked spaghetti in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  6. Layer 6 meatballs and half of the vegetable mixture to the dish.
  7. Sprinkle the dish with half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the shredded cheese mixture.
  8. Repeat, beginning with the remaining spaghetti and ending with the vegetable mixture and then set dish aside.
  9. In a bowl, combine the mushroom soup with an equal amount of water and pour over the baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle the dish with the remaining Parmesans, shredded cheese and olives.
  11. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
  12. Remove the dish from the oven, take off the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  13. Remove the dish from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy!

This recipe is freezer friendly. To freeze, cover dish with plastic wrap and foil to keep moisture in. Label the dish on the exterior with the date and the name of the dish, and freeze for up to three months. When you’re ready to take it out of the freezer to eat, thaw the dish at room temperature before cooking as directed above.

For more delicious Dream Dinners franchise meals and recipes like this spaghetti and meatball dish, visit a local Dream Dinners franchise location near you or purchase the Dream Dinners… Life Just Got Easier! cook book today.

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