Thursday, February 19, 2009

Virginia's Baked Spaghetti!

Rich, creamy and the best baked spaghetti you'll ever taste.

This recipe is for 12 servings so I made only half the amounts and even then, it's a lot of spaghetti, which is going with Curt to work tonight.


Credit: Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

16-oz. spaghetti noodles, cooked

2-(24-oz.) jars spaghetti sauce

2 lbs. ground beef, browned

1/4 c. butter

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

2 t. salt

1/2 t. garlic powder

12-oz. evaporated milk

3 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Combine spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce and ground beef in a large bowl; set aside. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat; add flour, Parmesan cheese, salt and garlic powder, stirring constantly until smooth and bubbly. Add evaporated milk and one cup cheddar cheese; stir until thickened.

Pour half of spaghetti noodle mixture into a greased 13"x9" casserole dish and pour the cheese mixture over top. Pour remaining noodle mixture into dish; top with remaining 2 cups cheddar cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Serves 12.



Jodi said...

Oh my, that looks good!!! :)

All My Blessings said...

Hey, this looks delicious..Kae

kristin said...

looks great!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh "merde"!!!!!!! But that looks gooooooood!!!!!!

What's "merde"?

It's French for... something. >,-)

Aunt Amelia
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
~Jane Austen

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Oooh, that looks good. I think I'm going to be trying it very soon.

Margie said...

YUMMO! I'm inviting Virginia over for some of her spaghetti! I am making this for sure!!

Minivanmomma said...

does this freeze well?

MARISA said...

Yummy! I made 1/2 recipe tonight and fed 2 adults and 3 kids. I still have 1/2 left for tommorrow night!!! Thanks for sharing your excellent recipe.

CDSMITH said...

Made this for lunch after church today ... can't wait to taste it!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried freezing this????