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Spaghetti Casserole (Taco's?)

While I try to avoid carbs as much as possible pasta is one of my kids favorite meals. For some reason when I make pasta (specifically spaghetti) I tend to make enough for about 10 people instead of 4. So this means leftovers. While no one in my house minds this (except me) I can't bear plain spaghetti twice in one week. So we came up with a slight variation. 


Spaghetti Casserole
  • When you have leftover spaghetti and sauce you will mix the sauce and noodles and store overnight. 
  • This recipe works best with plenty of chunky veggies. If your sauce was thin go ahead and add some sauteed onion, peppers, garlic, mushrooms, or whatever else your family likes. 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Coat a 13 x 9" pan with cooking spray. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. Place pasta, sauce and veggies (pre-mixed) into pan. Top with parmesan then mozzarella. 
  4. Cover with tin foil. 
  5. Bake covered at 350 for 25 minutes, uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. 


* Something about the baking process makes the leftover spaghetti taste even better the second time. 

** And the weird kicker... my kiddo's take their spaghetti and put it into a taco shell. Anyone who has seen iCarly knows what this is all about! 






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