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grandma's baked spaghetti

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Debbi Haft
River Edge, NJ

This is a recipe that has been in our family for almost 70 yrs, and has become synonomous with special occasions!! Was my birthday dinner for years and has become my daughter's favorite. So yummy, we presented it on fox 5's Good Day Cafe which is part of Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly

(2 ratings)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For grandma's baked spaghetti

  • 1 lb
    thin spaghetti i use ronzoni #9
  • 16 oz
    shredded cheese usually sharp cheddar and provolognee
  • 1 jar
    tomato sauce
  • 1 can
    tomato puree
  • bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/4 stick
  • freshly grated or shredded parmesan cheese

How To Make grandma's baked spaghetti

  • 1
    . Cook spaghetti as usual, and put one layer in greased Pyrex dish 2. Spoon tomato sauce and tomato puree to evenly cover pasta 3. On top of sauce covered pasta, sprinkle half of the shredded cheese. I add fresh grated parm to the cheese mixture and I probably use too much cheese, but we like it cheesy!! 4. Put another layer of pasta on top of the cheese
  • 2
    5. Cover again with sauce and puree 6. Put the remaining cheese mixture on top 7. On top of the cheese spread a thin layer of bread crumbs which will bake into a crust 8. Put thin slices of butter on top of the cheese among the breadcrumbs (4 or 5 pieces of butter) 9. Put the dish in the oven at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes – one hour 10. When the crust forms on the pasta and turns a brownish color, take it out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes. Have some fresh parm to sprinkle. Eat up!! Definitely not low fat, but delicious!!

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