The world’s easiest baked spaghetti Parmesan is also the world’s best comfort food!
So much so that they would eat it every week if they could!
I’m afraid they would eventually get tired of their favorite dish so luckily I have found different ways to present it.
AND different ways to sneak some healthy bits into it!
Today I’m going to share my recipe for the World’s Easiest Baked Spaghetti Parmesan.
With any great spaghetti dish is the need for a great sauce, and I have found that in Ragu.
Did I mention my two little boys?
I don’t have time to make my own spaghetti sauce from scratch (I have tried it before – it takes some time!), so I use the next best thing and trust Ragu to make my spaghetti dishes positively delicious.
The Ragu sauce I use for my baked spaghetti Parmesan is the Old World Style Traditional.
It just so happens to contain 2 servings of vegetables in every 1/2 cup!
For my traditional spaghetti dish I like to use Ragu Chunky Garden Combination.
My boys would never know they were eating carrots in their spaghetti!
And all Ragu sauces hold the same standards of farm grown ingredients, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. That’s something this mom can stand behind!
I also love the story behind Ragu. Assunta, an Italian immigrant to the US, arrived in 1914 to New York and by the Great Depression was starting to sell her homemade pasta to help support her family. It became so popular that the Ragu Packing Company was formed. You can read more about it and grab some delicious recipes at the Ragu website.
In the meantime, here is my World’s Easiest Baked Spaghetti Parmesan recipe!
- 2 lb. ground beef
- 16 oz. spaghetti noodles
- 24 oz. Ragu Traditional Sauce
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a pan, crumble and brown ground beef on medium to high heat.
3. While the ground beef is browning, bring a pot of water to a boil, add spaghetti noodles, and cook al dente. Drain water and set aside.
4. Drain excess grease from ground beef. Add Ragu sauce and seasoning to meat and bring sauce to a boil.
5. Turn heat to low. Add cream cheese and blend it into the sauce. Once incorporated, add noodles to the sauce pan and stir to combine.
6. Grease a casserole dish. Place spaghetti inside and spread evenly. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges boil and cheese is slightly browned.
8. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Do you think your kids will even suspect the amount of veggies they are actually eating?
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