I’m always on the lookout for easy and cheap dinners, and Baked Spaghetti hits all the boxes!
Regular ol spaghetti can be messy and hard for little eaters (especially to eat without making a huge mess). Slurping noodles and toddlers using their fingers. And red sauce stains!!
Baked Spaghetti has all the flavors, in an easier to eat way. The eggs and parmesan bind the noodles together so you can cut it with a fork.
And I might even go so far as to say that it has even more flavor that regular ol spaghetti, because of the flavors added to the noodles.
Baked Spaghetti is also a great way to use up a bit of leftover spaghetti sauce from earlier in the week.
This meal is easily under $5 for a whole family, so its a perfect meal when you’re trying to stretch the budget. Noodles are about a $1, a jar of sauce is around $2, and eggs and cheeses add up to less than $1. Which means you can also add a loaf of french bread. Ya’ll know I loooooove french bread.
1 lb spaghetti noodles, cooked as directed and slightly cooled
1/4 c parmesan
1/2 tsp garlic salt
pepper to taste
1 jar spaghetti or marinara sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, combine eggs, parmesan and seasonings. Pour over spaghetti noodles and toss to coat. Lightly grease 9×13 dish, and spread noodles evenly on the bottom. Spread marinara or spaghetti sauce on top of noodles. Top with mozzarella cheese and more parmesan. Bake for 30-45 mins, until bubbly and starting to brown. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow noodles to set up a bit. Enjoy!