This viral oven baked
We do love to make
Want to learn the history of a real oven baked
spaghetti? Keep reading!
This dish has many variations across the globe, with some styles using more tomatoes than others. In this blog post, we will explore oven-baked
Spaghetti Be Healthy?
Believe it or not, it can be healthy, depending on how it is prepared. As always, the ingredients that are used to make oven-baked
For example, oven-baked pasta with a lot of vegetables and lean meats would have improved health benefits over oven-baked pasta with processed foods like cheese or meat products. That being said, this type of meal is definitely better for you than a pizza!
What Does Oven-Baked
Spaghetti Taste Like?
Spaghetti: The History
The original recipe was created in Naples by Neapolitan chefs back in the 1700’s before spreading throughout Europe and America during World War II when food supplies were low but flour was still abundant enough to create breads, pastas, and oven-baked dishes.
In the early 19th century, Italian immigrants from Sicily arrived in New York City. They brought with them many types of traditional dishes; including, you guessed it,
In fact, during this time there were also other variations to oven-baked
Different Ways of Making It
The most basic oven-baked
For example, some oven-baked
You can also make oven-baked
Different countries across Europe have their own signature style of oven-baked
Is It an Easy Dish To Make?
It is a dish that is relatively easy to make, however if you want the best oven-baked pasta possible it is important to follow some key steps.
For example, mixing in enough sauce can be difficult without making a mess and may require using more than one bowl or plate throughout the cooking process! It is also recommended to line your baking pan with aluminum foil before putting down any of the ingredients for easier clean-up afterwards.
What About Making Sauce From Scratch?
Making your sauce from scratch can add a nice touch to oven-baked
For example, you could make an onion or garlic base for your sauce before adding in any other ingredients. Just be sure to let the sauce cook for a good amount of time so that all the flavors have time to mix together!
It is important when making homemade sauces that you do not use pre-made pasta as it will affect the overall flavor of the meal. This includes using jarred tomato products which are lower quality than canned tomatoes since they come right out of a paste plant rather than being made fresh by hand every day like good old-fashioned canned tomatoes are.
Making your own sauce for oven-baked
Let Us Know How It Goes and Enjoy Your
We hope that you feel more informed on the history and variations of oven-baked
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Oven Baked Spaghetti
- 16 oz spaghetti (uncooked)
- 16 oz jar pasta sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp oregano or italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper (more or less to taste)
- 5 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 onion (sliced thin)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Add all the ingredients except for the mozzarella cheese. Stir well.
- Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven about 20-25 minutes in and give it a stir. *Be sure not to skip this step.
- Top with mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for an additional 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly!
This is made in an approximately 11×7 baking dish, similar to this baking dish found here.
If you want to add ground beef, you can add cooked ground beef before baking it in the oven.
We have seen so many use vegan cheese for a non-dairy version, and everyone that has tries it, raves about it!
We slice the onions are sliced pretty big, but you can always chop them, or keep them out. They get cooked down and end up being really tender. It doesn’t end up being crunchy and chunky onions.
For a flavor booster, substitute broth for water.
Can you use gluten free pasta for this recipe? Yes, you can use gluten free pasta, however, you will have to adjust the liquid. For chickpea pasta it tends to be more delicate so careful not to add too much liquid or it will get mushy.
Reheating leftovers: To reheat you want to add a splash of water, or milk or broth . Give it a little stir and microwave. The starch from the pasta really thickens it up, so you want to add a liquid in order to loosen it up a bit.
Here is another version of this baked
Can you make this other types of pasta, i.e. penne or fusili?
Easy and delicious!
This is the third time I’ve made this recipe! This time I added hamburger last time I added sausage. My boys love this dish and it’s so easy to make and clean up! Thank you ladies for making such a wonderful dish for a hard-working mom like me. ❤️
That is amazing and makes us so happy! Glad we can help 🙂 xo, Alia & Radwa
I made this SO quick, we added 500g of ground beef and it was delicious!
Love the addition of beef!
Horrible recipe. Followed everything as it was written. Wound up with tomatoe soup with spaghetti noodles. 3 cups of water is far too much water. It made quite a mess in the oven. Not very happy with this at all. Wasted a box of pasta and a jar of sauce.
I used veggie spaghetti noodles, chopped broccoli, onion, minced garlic, jar of pumpkin, butternut squash sauce, followed your ingredients but time was different. Electric oven @375° covered, first 25 minutes, stirred but lowered rack then added frozen Italian meatballs and covered 25 minutes. tasted noodle not done so I did 15 minutes more covered. Mixed good then added mozzarella cheese on top back in 20 minutes. yummy I posted a picture on my page.
Trying this tonight for dinner. Just wondered what size baking dish you used?
You can do this in a 12×8 baking dish! Let us know what you think!
Not sure what I did wrong, but the spaghetti and sauce just turned into paste. Like, it looked like spaghetti, but when I stuck a fork in it, the noodles didn’t come apart all…noodley. It was just mush.
Our family absolutely loves this dish! We use chicken broth instead of water and add ground Italian sausage before barking. Sometimes I’ll use an extra 12-16 oz of sauce and mix it up by using half Alfredo. So delish! Thanks food dolls!
So glad to hear that this was a hit! Love the modification!