Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Ingredients:

Meatballs (I used about 1½ doz homemade meatballs) **Meatballs were fully cooked

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24 oz jar marinara sauce (I used San Marzano Sauce)

½ yellow onion (diced)

3 cloves garlic (crushed)

1 tsp Italian seasoning

2 TBSP olive oil

¾  spaghetti noodles

1-2 cups grated cheese (I used half colby-jack, half mozzarella)

½ cup grated parmesan

Instructions:

In large cast iron skillet, sauté onions in olive oil over med/low heat. Add in garlic and continue sautéing until onions are tender.

Add cooked meatballs.

Add marinara sauce and tsp Italian seasoning.

Heat over med/low heat for about 20-30 minutes.

In separate large pot, cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions (under cook by 2 minutes).

With large slotted spoon, scoop meatballs from sauce and set aside.

Scoop cooked spaghetti (with large slotted spoon) into marinara sauce. Add in about ½ cup pasta cooking water.

Gently stir until pasta is fully coated with sauce.

Add cooked meatballs to top of spaghetti.

Top with grated cheese & parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350* for approx 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

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