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Baked pasta

Baked Pasta

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 16 oz of your favorite kind of pasta
  • 3 cups of homemade sauce or 1 24-oz jar/can of your favorite red sauce
  • 1 lb ground meat or sausage (cooked and drained)
  • 3 cups of cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan, grated or shredded


Preheat oven to 375. Cook pasta according to package directions. Toss pasta into a deep baking dish. Add in the cooked meat and sauce and stir until it is well mixed. Top with both types of cheese and bake in the oven uncovered for 20 to 30 min until the cheese is melted on top.

This is also a great way to dress up leftover spaghetti. I don’t know about you, but it seems like I can only cook for a small army so we always have leftover spaghetti. The kids love it when I add cheese and bake it the next day. Sometimes I add pepperoni to the top, and they call this pizza spaghetti. Baked pasta makes for a quick and easy dinner that pairs great with a salad and garlic bread that will please even your picky eaters.


About The Author

My name is Shantel Whitford, and I am a proud member of the Kalispel Tribe and professional chef. I am excited to share with you recipes and healthy ways to prepare food from the market to feed your families. I have been cooking since I was three, when my grandmothers had me up at the stove helping. They inspired my passion for food, and I am looking forward to helping ignite your creativity when it comes to feeding your family.

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