Baked Spaghetti is everything and love about Bolognese within the shape of an epic, juicy pasta bake with a bonus layer of molten cheese in the middle!
this is one of those uncommon meals that could be a truly gorgeous freezer meal and keeps for days in the fridge!
I name it a casserole, I name it a pie, I name it a pasta bake.
I don’t truly recognize if there’s a right name for this, but what I do know is this:
you’re going to find it irresistible.
because it’s each person’s favored Spaghetti Bolognese – PLUS CHEESE. want I to say greater??
So now, even if you’ve in no way made anything like this before, full nicely it’s going to be a home run proper??
How to make it
At the face of it, you’re just creating a big batch of Bolognese Sauce then blending it thru pasta and baking it with a generous slug of cheese.
The Bolognese Sauce may be made in half-hour (minimum) or in case you need to head all out, simmer it for multiple hours, and also you’ll be rewarded with deeper flavors, a richer sauce, and melt-in-your-mouth pork.
And to make the Spaghetti Pie ultra juicy, what I love to do is mix a number of the sauce via the pasta and reserve a few to spread at the layers.
including a layer of cheese slices inside the middle additionally facilitates. you may use shredded if you choose, but you get higher cheese coverage than the use of much less cheese if you use slices. <– pro cheese tip right there!
What you need
No surprises here – basically, you just need the entirety you use for Bolognese – plus cheese!
Carrots and celery are non-obligatory – in the united states the veg quota is a piece however extra importantly, provides the flavor base of the sauce.
most effective if wanted. a number of the mainstream canned tomato manufacturers here in Australia tend to be on the bitter side rather than sweet and full of flavor as Italian ones are.
So in case you’re useless and set on Aussie-grown, upload a touch of sugar to counteract the sourness. this may make all of the distinctions specifically in case you’re doing a brief simmer rather than slow cooking!
BEST freezer meal!!
There are many recipes in which I say “freezes exceptionally”, but few in which I say “freezes 100% perfectly!”
this is one of these freezer beauties. it is one of those dishes that comes out perfectly even after retaining it for months inside the freezer.
And though it’s nicely cooked after thawing, it can also be cooked from frozen (even though it does take over an hour, being a formidable block of ice that it’s far directly out of the freezer).
however, the clincher is how boastful you’ll feel, knowing you’ve been given this on your freezer.
Open freezer door, plonk in the oven.