Do you remember having Spaghetti-Os as a kid? While my tastebuds have matured quite a bit from my Spaghetti-Os with cut-up hot dog days, there’s still something so comforting and nostalgic when I see a can of Spaghetti-Os at the grocery store.
As soon as I saw the round shape of the anelletti pasta, I knew I just had to re-create the childhood classic but with more refinement. And that’s when I decided to do an Anelletti al Forno (oven-baked anelletti) that was inspired by the classic Spaghetti-Os…
Spaghetti-Os for Adults (Anelletti al Forno Recipe)
A luxurious Anelletti al Forno recipe that pairs anelltti pasta with a decadent ground meat sauce.
- 11 oz anelletti
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 6 oz ground pork
- 6 oz ground beef
- 1 cup peas, frozen
- 1 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1 cup crushed tomatoes (preferably imported from Italy), preferably imported from Italy
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
- chili powder, a pinch of
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking dish with butter.
- Heat extra virgin olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped shallot and cook until lightly golden.
- Stir in ground meat and cook until browned.
- Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and peas.
- Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Stir well to combine.
- Reduce the heat, and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Drain it 4 minutes before the time indicated on the package instructions
- Add grated cheese and stir well to combine.
- Transfer the mixture into the baking dish and level it with a spatula or a spoon.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve and enjoy.
- You can sprinkle the mixture with more grated cheese before placing it in the oven for a crunchy crust.
- To enrich the flavors, add different types of cheese like fontina or smoked hard cheese.
Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 652IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg
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