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Baked Spaghetti with Mushrooms

by Emma on November 23, 2011

in Dinner

I am SUCH a sucker for baked pastas. I know that baked pastas are filed under ‘comfort food’ and that they are, apparently, decidedly not high-class. But that doesn’t bother me one bit.

Because I have never used the term ‘comfort food’ as a put-down, and you shouldn’t either.

And I don’t plan my after-work dinner menus around truffle oil and caviar.

Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever had either of those.

Not that I’m opposed. I think truffle oil sounds pretty cool. But I’m just saying that some nights you don’t want fancy, you want something warm and delicious. That’s all.

Well, and maybe cheesy. Yes, I think we all want something cheesy now and again.

Just saying.

I typically lean toward baked macaroni in a pinch, but one day I decided to try out baked spaghetti. Here’s what I did….

Baked spaghetti with Mushrooms, serves 5-6

Needed: 1/2 yellow onion, 2 cups chopped mushrooms, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 4-6 ounces uncooked spaghetti, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

In a large pot heat the olive oil over low/medium heat. Chop the onion and saute it in the oil. Once it begins to soften (3-4 minutes) add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms are beginning to soften.

Meanwhile, cook your pasta in boiling salted water. However long the package tells you to cook it, take off a couple of minutes because the pasta will continue to cook as you bake it. And you don’t want to over cook the noodles.

Bake the mushroom pan… add the diced tomatoes (with their juices, so don’t drain it) and tomato sauce. You may need to  add a little salt and pepper here, so give it a taste. Once your pasta is ready drain it (but don’t rinse the noodles) and pour them into the sauce. Make sure all the noodles are coated in sauce. Transfer to a baking dish and cover with cheese and bread crumbs. Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes until it begins to bubble.

xo. Emma



hannah alehandra November 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

Looks so delicious and comforting! Send me some to England pleaseee!xo

Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

anything with cheese = win

Nicolette xo

Eleni Drinks Tea November 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

Spaghetti is my all-time favourite thing to eat. Like, if I was being sent to the moon and I could only take one foodstuff with me, last-meal-request-on-death-row kind of favourite. I can’t believe it’s never occurred to me to bake it before, this sounds amazing! I do so love your blog :)

irene November 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

looks yummy.. :)

Irene Wibowo

The life after November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Baked spaghetti is a great idea!!!

The Life After

lesley November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

YUM. definitely making this next week.

Célèste of Fashion is Evolution November 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I’ve had mac and cheese with truffle oil before. It’s pretty much the greatest food ever.

Mushrooms Canada November 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Agreed! There is nothing wrong with a meal that is simple, warm and delicious… especially on a cold day!
- Brittany

Lauren Helen November 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

This looks so delicious… I’m having a sick day, and this sounds like the perfect thing to make me feel better :)

shannon November 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

That looks fantastic!!!

Tertia November 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Ummmm… This looks kinda like… my DREAM COME TRUE!!
BAKED! Yeaaahhhh…
I have to make this. Tonight. I have no mushrooms. Oh… tomorrow? Deal.
Looks amazing :)
Tertia xx

rae - say it ain't so November 24, 2011 at 1:31 am

oh my gosh that first picture looks so amazing!
i had fries with truffle oil recently and it was AMAZING. i can’t even describe it!

lizzy November 24, 2011 at 6:59 am

I would add a little thyme or basil for some more taste.
And yes, your’re right. I need something with cheesy now and then :) Especially in winter.

robin November 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

gosh emma…after eating turkey and ham all day yesterday this fills the bill for tonights dinner…looks so good and easy to make after a day of crazy cooking!

Newo November 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

sounds ever so tasty!

Mariana November 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Looks so delicious! I was just craving spaghetti today.

Taelin November 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

You make spaghetti look good! YUM! :)

hannah alehandra November 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

So craving this right now! In fact, I’m going out for dinner tonight.. Going to eat me some pasta woo!xo