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. 



  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. Has anyone tried freezing this????