Well, this is just plain embarrassing. I spend all this time preparing this blog post for you, only to realize……
I’ve already blogged this recipe.
I suppose, it was bound to happen sooner or later, as much stuff as I have going on in my brain at all times. Jeepers. On the bright side, at LEAST I made it to the year mark before the first recipe repeat happened. 🙂
I suppose this will start to happen more and more as the blog grows. Plus, there are recipes that come up annually by season, so maybe this is something that I start doing regularly, you know, like a recipe flash back? A blast from the past? Maybe a Flashback Friday or something? Hmm, I’ll think on that.
Anyhow, I bet you’ll forgive my repeat once you make this! It’s GOOOOOD!!!! If you know me, you know I don’t like to repeat recipes much, but this one gets put in the rotation between new recipes.
SAVORY BAKED SPAGHETTI
A delicious alternative to plain old spaghetti . . . think lasagna style! Super easy and super good flavor!
- 16 ounces, weight Spaghetti Noodles
- 1 pound Ground Italian Sausage
- 4 cloves Garlic, Pressed
- 1 whole Onion, Chopped
- 1 jar (26 Oz. Jar) Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
- ½ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
- 5 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
- 2 whole Eggs
- ⅓ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Italian Seasoning, to taste
- 2 cups Small Curd Cottage Cheese (Only 2 people in our family even like cottage cheese, but TRUST me, it just adds moisture, don’t skip it!)
- 4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Freshly Shredded Is Best!)
Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions; then drain and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook meat, garlic cloves and onions until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease if necessary. Stir in a jar of spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt and set aside.
In the now empty spaghetti noodle pot, melt 5 Tablespoons of butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Add eggs, whisk. Stir in parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning to taste. Add drained spaghetti to the egg mixture. Toss to coat.
Place half of the spaghetti mix in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Top with half the cottage cheese, half the meat sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once.
Cover and bake at 350F for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-25 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
See that Ooey-gooey Cheesy Bread in the back of the photo?
BEST. BREAD. EVER.
And super easy too, this is one of those “Non-recipe” recipes with no measurements, just shake, schmear and spread to your liking.
EASY CHEESY BREAD
Leftover hamburger buns, or whole wheat french loaf, cut in half
Spread each half with butter and a generous amount of Garlic salt.
Spread with a nice layer of sour cream.
Sprinkle with your favorite shredded cheese, like Colby Jack or Mexican Blend.
Bake 350* for 10 minutes or until melted.
P.S. May I just take a moment to point out, that although this is not my finest food photograph moment, the Savory Spaghetti Bake photo taken for this post is still much improved over the one from last year, thankyouverymuch?
Better. Not great, but better.
I’ll take it! 🙂
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