More than ever I’ve been planning meals based on the following questions:
~ Will most/all of the family eat it?
~ Is it EASY and fairly QUICK?
~ Is it easy on the budget?
~ Is it a healthy choice?
So when I find a “Winner” in these categories, I think it’s worth passing along…right?
Here’s What We Dined-In on Last Night:
It’s as easy as pie. Spaghetti Pie to be precise.
Here’s what You’ll Need.
10 oz Spaghetti (I Prefer Thin)
2 Eggs Beaten
1/2 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
8 oz Shredded Mozzarella
1 lb. of Cooked Ground Beef
1 Jar of Spaghetti Sauce or 1 Batch of Homemade (I Like To Spice Up a Store Bought Jar to Save Time)
Now, just recruit some cute helpers (and their toys) and you’ll be set to start!
(Yes, I do a lot of food prep on the (cleanish) floor!)
First Cook Your Spaghetti and Drain.
Combine the Eggs and the Parmesan Cheese and Mix into the Drained Spaghetti.
In a 9×13 Pan, Layer 1/2 the Spaghetti and 1/2 the Mozzarella Cheese.
Repeat Layers Until You Have Something Like This:
Bake the Noodles and Cheese at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. It should come out looking all cheesy and happy like this:
While you are baking the noodles, Add your spaghetti sauce to your cooked ground beef and heat thoroughly. You can also add veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, and peppers to your sauce. Pour heated sauce over the baked spaghetti. Put it back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes and Voila! Cut it into Squares to Serve.
I also like this recipe because it’s less-messy and easier to eat than traditional spaghetti for little ones.
Add a salad or fresh veggie, plus some garlic bread and you are golden! =)
What’s your favorite kid/budget/time/nutritious-friendly recipe?