Baked Spaghetti Casserole

IMG_4580

We all have those days… You know the one where you’re sleeping ever so soundly in bed with a magical dream running through your head that your just not ready to give up when your alarm clock goes off? Suddenly you realize that your phone’s alarm is singing the song of its people for the 5th time (being your 5th wake up alarm… yes I am one of those)….

Foooo Real

(Honestly… this is what wakes me up in the morning)

So you have that “oh sh!t” moment and speed through your morning routine. Before you know it, on the ride into work you do a little face palm “Oh sugar snaps, I never took anything out to defrost for dinner”!

Yes, this happens to me more often than I would like to admit, but THAT’S OKAY!

Lo and behold… WE HAVE PASTA!

Its as if the universe knew there would be quite a few people like myself who procrastinate a lot (masta-procrastinater here as someone likes to call me) and so they graced us with these starchy little life savers!

::And the heavens open up as an all holy light shines upon a box of Barilla::

IMG_4535

Okay, back to what we came here for…. Baked Spaghetti Casserole!

This hot little number is so easy and minimal hands on time is required, so feel free to do whatever your little heart desires while this little number does its magic in the oven! This is ‘Merica and we just do what we want!

IMG_4537

Ingredients

1 Box (8oz) Thin Spaghetti or Angel Hair Pasta

1 13oz Jar Pasta Sauce (or more if you like it saucy any kind will do or you can make your own)

1 Cup Softened Cream Cheese

Parmesan Cheese; grated

Fresh Parsley; chopped

 

Preheat your oven to 350F

IMG_4541

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions.

IMG_4542

Drain pasta and set aside.

IMG_4545

Spread about 1/3 cup of pasta sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish/baking pan.

IMG_4548

Toss your hot pasta with the softened cream cheese until its coated evenly in its ooey gooey creamyness…

IMG_4551

Look at that magic!

IMG_4558

Evenly spread your pasta in the casserole/baking pan and cover evenly with the pasta sauce… now we’re getting somewhere….

IMG_4564

Top with shredded parmesan cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through and bubbling… Just be careful that your cheese doesn’t over brown…

IMG_4568

… but if you do find you want it a little more browned then by all means… broil that bad boy up a bit! Sprinkle with your chopped parsley to garnish and serve!

IMG_4569

Pure AWESOME SAUCE!

IMG_4570

Ciao

IMG_4574

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s