Baked Spaghetti

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 200g Cooked Spaghetti Pasta
  • 500g Beef Mince (I use 5% fat lean mince)
  • 2 X 400g Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Chopped Yellow Onion (medium to large)
  • 1/2 TSP Italian Seasoning
  • 450ml Beef Stock
  • 250g Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 125g Sliced Mozzarella
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

You can also make this with a jar of Spaghetti Bolognese sauce. If you do use a jar sauce you will not need the tomatoes, stock, garlic, onions or Italian seasoning.

Preparation Time – 30 minutes including Bolognese cooking time in pan.

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

With everything that is going on in the world right now it can be difficult to find ways to fill your time and ease the boredom. Looking at social media it seems like a lot of people are really starting to get into baking and cooking during this lockdown which is great because this can be a fantastic way to bond with family and have fun trying out new recipes.

It has definitely been more difficult that usual to stay on track with eating healthy some days when I have run out of things and don’t want to make unnecessary trips to the supermarket for only a couple of things but I have been trying to incorporate some exercise into everyday, I downloaded an app which I am loving for workouts at home which has short daily workouts that you can amend to suit your needs. Exercising a little everyday makes me feel a lot better about indulging in much needed comfort food at this time.

This baked spaghetti is definitely one of my favourite comfort foods with all of that gooey melted cheese on top and it is so easy and just the best family meal to make when you need something filling and warm during quarantine.

Preheat your oven to 200°C

 

In a large pan heat a tbsp oil, add the onions and cook for around 2 minutes on a medium heat.

Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.

Add your beef mince and cook until brown. 

If there is fat in the pan once the meat is brown, drain the fat from the pan. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the beef stock and stir.

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Bring to the boil and let simmer for around 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

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While the Bolognese is cooking, cook your spaghetti pasta in boiling salted water. Before you add the pasta to the water, break the spaghetti into quarters, this will make it much easier to eat once it is baked and a lot less messy.

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Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and stir it into the Bolognese sauce. You want your pasta to be cooked Al dente so it does not over cook and turn mushy when it is baking.

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Tip the spaghetti bolognese into a baking dish and top with the mozzarella.

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Then sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese across the top of the dish covering the spaghetti.

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Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until all of the cheese is melted.

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Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Baked Spaghetti

  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

-200g Cooked Spaghetti Pasta

-500g Beef Mince (I use 5% fat lean mince)

-2 X 400g Tins of Chopped Tomatoes

-2 Cloves Minced Garlic

-1 Chopped Yellow Onion (medium to large)

-1/2 TSP Italian Seasoning

-450ml Beef Stock

-250g Grated Cheddar Cheese

-125g Sliced Mozzarella

-1 TBSP Olive Oil

-Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C
In a large pan heat a tbsp oil, add the onions and cook for around 2 minutes on a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add your beef mince and cook until brown. If there is fat in the pan once the meat is brown, drain the fat from the pan. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the beef stock and stir. Bring to the boil and let simmer for around 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

2. While the Bolognese is cooking, cook your spaghetti pasta in boiling salted water. Before you add the pasta to the water, break the spaghetti into quarters, this will make it much easier to eat once it is baked and a lot less messy. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and stir it into the Bolognese sauce. You want your pasta to be cooked Al dente so it does not over cook and turn mushy when it is baking.

3. Tip the spaghetti bolognese into a baking dish and top with the mozzarella, then sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese across the top of the dish covering the spaghetti.

4. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until all of the cheese is melted, serve immediately.

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