This easy baked spaghetti recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It’s kid-friendly, quick, and uses basic ingredients everyone will love.
This easy baked spaghetti recipe is a Drake family favorite. I’m pretty sure most moms have their own version of this that they make on a regular basis. It’s got a lot of things going for it…it’s easy, pretty quick, hearty, usually there are leftovers and it’s relatively healthy. When my kids were home, I knew I could make this and everyone would eat it. No one complained! All I needed was this casserole with some garlic bread and we were ready to eat.
Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe
I’ve been making this dish for so long that I honestly don’t remember how I came up with it. It’s certainly not anything complicated, but sometimes those types of recipes turn out to be the best. Kids love this because there are no weird ingredients and it’s not spicey. I love using fresh basil when I have it in my garden and it’s wonderful in this easy baked spaghetti recipe. I just chop up about 6 – 8 leaves and throw it in. It adds freshness and a little color.
I have, on occasion, doubled this recipe and it works well if you need to feed a crowd. A double recipe fits in a 9 x 13 pan and bakes very evenly. When I make a single recipe, I use the same pot for everything. I first cook the pasta, followed by the hamburger. I mix everything together, top with the mozzarella cheese and bake it right in that same pot. One last thing. When this is baking in the oven, it smells wonderful. It smells like mom is in the kitchen. It smells like home.
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