Spaghetti Pasta Bake Recipe

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Although this spaghetti recipe may seem like a simple baked spaghetti recipe, it is packed with flavors and different textures. It is a combination of tasty spaghetti with a ground beef sauce that resembles ragu alla Bolognese, but with a more robust flavor, and a layer of creamy cheese with a delicate taste. We topped it with a thick layer of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, which enriches the whole recipe with its crunchy texture.

Spaghetti-Pasta-Bake
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Spaghetti Pasta Bake Recipe

Spaghetti Pasta Bake Recipe

A decadent spaghetti pasta bake/cake recipe which pairs homemade meat sauce, tomato sauce, and spaghetti into a pasta bake. You won't believe how…
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 11 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella grated
  • 2 cups cream cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground meat and cook it until browned.
  • Add seasoning and stir well to combine.
  • Stir in tomato paste, Worchershaire sauce, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Cook spaghetti as indicated on the package instructions. Drain them 2 minutes before the time indicated on the package.
  • Combine spaghetti with ¼ of the meat sauce.
  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta, and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Stir well to combine.
  • Spread half of the sauce onto the bottom of a greased baking pan.
  • Cover the sauce with half of the spaghetti.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over spaghetti.
  • Cover with the remaining spaghetti.
  • Top them with the other half of the meat sauce.
  • Sprinkle with ½ cup of grated mozzarella and 1 cup of Parmigiano cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Use a 13×9-inch baking dish.
  • For more flavor, replace tomato paste with chili paste.
Keyword Spaghetti Bake, Spaghetti Pasta Cake

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