BAKED BEEF SPAGHETTI: A DELICIOUS AND EASY TO PREPARE DISH

Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 1 hr | Serves: 6

This beef-baked spaghetti is a very delicious pasta dinner. It is incredibly easy to prepare, and it takes only about an hour to make. Serve this hot with a simple side salad for a family-friendly meal any time!

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound of ground beef

1 1-pound box of spaghetti

1 white onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 c. chopped fresh basil

1/4 c. grated Parmesan

1 c. shredded mozzarella

1 28-ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes

Chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)

salt and pepper to taste

How to make Baked Beef Spaghetti

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Following the package directions, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain when done and set aside.

Step 3: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions to the skillet and saute for about 5 minutes or until the onions are beginning to turn translucent.

Step 4: To the onions in the skillet, add the garlic and continue to cook for a minute more. Next, add the ground beef and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook the meat for about 8 minutes or until no longer pink.

Step 5: Place the tomatoes in a medium bowl and crush them by hand. Over the beef, pour the tomatoes and the juice. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Take the skillet off the heat and add the chopped basil and spaghetti. Toss well. If needed, season with extra salt and pepper.

Step 6: At this point, you can transfer the mixture to a casserole dish if it won’t fit into the skillet. Then, top with the cheeses. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and started to brown.

Step 7: Remove from the oven when done and top the spaghetti with some chopped parsley. Enjoy hot!