Monday, March 24, 2014

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This is a recipe in progress.  When I first saw it on Pinterest it looked good provided some changes were made.  First we made it 8 servings instead of 12.  And then added, substituted and omitted some things.

Overall it was good.  It needed a little more salt although D said he added salt everywhere.  He also mentioned not to cook the spaghetti all the way.  Next time we think maybe we'll add an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.

Photo by ALB

But we would have again.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Adapted from Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon butter (didn't use)
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained (didn't use)
Added 8 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
Added 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained (didn't use)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained, optional (used 93/7)
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained (don't cook all the way)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted (used 98% fat free)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Photo by ALB
In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, oregano and, if desired, ground beef, and garlic. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the vegetable mixture and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.

In a small bowl, combine soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Information (based on my changes)
Calories 454; Total Fat 17 g; Saturated Fat 9 g; Monounsaturated Fat 3 g; Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g; Trans Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 80 g; Sodium 511 mg; Potassium 312 mg; Total Carbohydrate 42 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 5 g; Protein 32 g

Ingredients used to Calculate Nutritional Information
1.0 cup(s) Onion Raw Chopped 1/2 Cup, Generic: Calories: 68
1.0 cup(s) Diced Green Pepper, Raw: Calories: 32
28.0 oz(s) Diced Peeled Tomatoes In Juice, (Aldi): Calories: 146
8.0 oz(s) White Sliced Mushrooms 8 oz (226 G), Fresh Selections: Calories: 53
2.0 tsp(s) Spices - Oregano, dried: Calories: 6
1.0 lb(s) Lean Ground Beef (93/7), All Natural: Calories: 948
12.0 oz(s) Spaghetti, Kroger: Calories: 1202
2.0 cup(s) Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese: Calories: 880
1.0 container (1 3/10 cup (120ml) ea.) 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup, Campbell's (on Label): Calories: 175
0.25 cup(s) Water - Municipal: Calories: 0
0.25 cup(s) Cheese - Parmesan, grated: Calories: 108
3.0 clove Garlic - Raw: Calories: 13

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