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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
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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
Sadly this turned out kinda bland and dry. Not too bad, but next time I’d just use less spaghetti, or add more sauce.
What shelf do I bake it? Thank you.
Very overcooked. Noodles were borderline gummy. Not very flavorful either unfortunately.
Unfortunately Pasta was gummy and bland. Won’t make again. Instant pot spaghetti turns out much better.
I made this last night and we all loved it. I did bake it a bit longer before I uncovered it and added the cheese (yes I did stir it a couple times). I did more mozzarella and did 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese as well. It did not develop the crust but the cheese melted just great and it was a great success. I served it with my homemade pork meatballs (I am Italian) and thought it was a very fun dinner and so easy!!!!! Thank you!
The pasta tastes very starchy and won’t cook all the way. Does it need to bake longer before I uncover and add cheese?
Oh no! It will continue to cook when you uncover and add the cheese!
What size baking dish did you use? Was it stoneware?
It’s an 11×7 deep baking dish. Yes, stoneware!
Hi, can I use fettuccine? I don’t have spaghetti right now. Thanks
Yes, however, fettuccine can sometimes stick together since it is a thicker pasta. You can also try this with a shorter pasta shape!
Uncovered after the stir at mid-point of 45 minutes or only after the addition of the cheese? And is the additional 8-10 minutes to melt the cheese AFTER the 45 minutes of cooking or before the 45 minutes is over?
Uncovered only after the addition of the cheese! And yes, 8-10 minutes is after the 45 minutes!
Too easy and so yummy,favorite!
Thank you so much for making at least one night a week a bit less chaotic! Kids loved it! Success
YES!! So glad that this recipe was a hit! xo, Alia & Radwa
If you don’t have a lid for you dish can you use tin foil?
I follow you on tiktok and I saw you making this recipe on there
Thanks for finding us! xo, Alia & Radwa
Made this tonight I have had the recipe saved and always thought I didn’t have time but I got so much done while waiting for it to cook! Delicious and easy. Also the perfect balance of sauce and noodles which is next to impossible
Can I double this recipe and if so would I double everything?
Yes, you can! However, you will need to use a larger bigger dish, 13×9 or larger.
Love this one! So simple and has such good flavor!. Will definitely be my go to for spaghetti!.
Love this dish so much!! Is it possible to include ground beef in any way?
I am gluten free. You stated you could use gluten free pasta but would have to change liquid amount. I am using rice pasta. Do I use more or less liquid? Longer or shorter baking time? I am new to this gluten-free way of life so can’t afford for it to go wrong. I have had this with regular pasta and love it.
I haven’t tried this yet but I am always looking for easy, no fuss recipes to make while camping. I can cook this in my counter top oven. Can’t wait to try it out. Thank you.
Wowza! This makes an amazing spaghetti dish and so easy! I love lots of veggies & chicken in my spaghetti so I chopped boneless skinless chicken thighs into chunks, sliced onions, bell peppers, zucchini & mushrooms and laid it all in on top of the spaghetti. Rather than water I used chicken broth because.. just because. haha
It was spectacular! I’d never tried baked spaghetti before & now it will be a staple. Thank you!!
I don’t know what I did wrong because unfortunately it came out super bland. The onions were crunchy and the pasta was overcooked. I followed the recipe to the letter, except I added 1 cup of chicken broth for more flavor. Won’t be making this again, family just shrugged.