Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Baked Spaghetti to die for!

I originally found this recipe at Once a Month Mom and thought "Hmm, french fried onions on spaghetti??" but since well, who doesn't love french fried onions?? I decided to try it. My family absolutely LOVED it! I made up several batches to freeze, along with some other great recipes from OAMM, but this one got gone QUICK. I mean, we ate like 3 pans of it in 2 weeks! My hips can attest to this fact...

I made it again last night (the OAMC session was a few months ago, just to clarify LOL) and didn't have everything the original recipe called for, so I tweaked it a bit. Here's my version:

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag frozen pepper mix (green, red, yellow pepper strips)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 16oz (2 blocks) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup or so milk (eyeball it as you're melting the cream cheese)
  • 16 pasta (any kind, I used for one pan, rotini for another)
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce (any brand/flavor you like)
  • Shredded mozzerella cheese or Italian Blend
  • 1 large container of French Fried Onions

Directions:

  • Prepare pasta as directed on package.
  • Saute vegetables in margarine.
  • Add cream cheese and milk until well blended.
  • Add spaghetti sauce to this and mix well.
  • Combine half of spaghetti sauce and cream cheese mixture with cooked pasta.
  • Divide evenly in baking dishes to suit your family size. Top with the rest of the sauce mixture, sprinkle with shredded cheese and crushed french-fried onions.
Freeze at this point if you don't want to cook it all now (it makes A LOT) or...
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

BTW, I use mostly store brand stuff for this recipe: frozen peppers, spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, french fried onions...makes it a really frugal meal!

I also use whole wheat pasta & organic skim milk to make it just a *little* healthy. ;)


Find tons of other Tasty Tuesday recipes by my favorite bloggers here!Blessed with Grace


2 comments:

Jerri said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by today! This sounds delicious!

Melissa said...

It does sound delicious, but that'll just mean an extra mile (or five) on the exercise bike. LOL

I have something for you at my blog:
http://www.frugalcreativity.com/2010/04/monday-miscellany.html