Easy Spasagna

It is Crazy Cooking Challenge time again. And this month it is spaghetti!! Which you all know is one of my favorite go-to working mom meals.

So when I went looking for a new spaghetti recipe to try, I wasn’t finding much inspiration. That was until one of my favorite blogs to stalk, Plain Chicken, posted “Easy” Spasagna. I knew I had to make it for this challenge because it was of course a perfect week night meal.


Now, I split this recipe in half for my family using just one pound of spaghetti and one jar of Alfredo sauce. I had extra meat sauce, so I tossed the leftovers in the freezer for another quick weeknight meal.

First things first, get your spaghetti cooking.

While the spaghetti is cooking mike your Alfredo sauce, cheese, milk and seasonings together.

When the spaghetti is cooked, stir into the sauce mixture and pour into a grease 9 x 9 pan or similar casserole dish.

Bake on 350 for 30 minutes. While it is baking, I got my meat sauce ready. I used ground pork for this dish but feel free to use beef, chicken or turkey.

I also used my Pampered Chef large micro cooker. If you are not using this yet to make your 7-minute ground meat, you are crazy. When the meat was completely browned, I drained the excess grease off and poured in a jar of spaghetti sauce.

Stirred it together, put the lid back on and heated it up for about a minute and a half in the microwave. When the baked spaghetti noodles were ready, I pulled them out of the oven and added about half the meat sauce to the top.

Delicious creaminess. YUMMO!

And filling. I can’t wait for the leftovers.

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Easy Spasagna

Easy Spasagna

Baked Spaghetti, deconstructed. Easy to make. Kid Approved. Perfect for a busy weeknight

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 (15 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 (12-15 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 lb. sausage, ground beef or turkey

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, mix the Alfredo sauce, cheese, milk and seasonings together.
  3. After draining the spaghetti, stir it into the sauce mixture and pour into a greased 9 x 9 pan or similar casserole dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. While this is baking, brown the meat and drain off excess grease.
  6. Mix the spaghetti sauce into the browned meat and stir.
  7. Heat meat sauce and spoon over baked spaghetti.
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Comments

  1. Sarah E. says

    That looks absolutely delicious!!! I like that it has alfredo AND red sauce. YUM :)

    Stopping by from CCC

  2. Alison says

    This looks amazing! My kids would love that it has 2 different sauces. I can't wait to try this! I'm #58 on the linky.

  3. The UDG says

    Ohmigosh I'm drowning in a puddle of drool. Will definitely have to make this. Also, I heart all things Pampered Chef, so I'm going to have to track me down one of those cooker dealies.

  4. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina says

    I've been eyeing this recipe from Plain Chicken too!

    Hope you had as much fun this month as I did!

    #47

  5. Words Of Deliciousness says

    This one sounds delicious. The combination of the sauces is a great idea; sounds like it would be very flavorful.

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