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Easy Baked Spaghetti

 
Easy Baked Spaghetti
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One serving costs about $2.55 One serving costs about $2.55

$2.55 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 70 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes

6 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:50%

Spoonacular Score: 50%

 

Easy Baked Spaghetti is a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 784 calories, 39g of protein, and 54g of fat. For $2.55 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Pink When requires spaghetti noodles, ground beef, cream cheese, and oregano. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. With a spoonacular score of 0%, this dish is improvable. Try Baked Spaghetti, Baked Spaghetti, and Baked Spaghetti for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
8 oz
8 oz spaghetti noodles
spaghetti noodles
1 lb
1 lb lean ground beef
lean ground beef
15 oz
15 oz tomato sauce
tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp oregano
oregano
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps pepper
pepper
8 oz
8 oz ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
0.5 cup
0.5 cup sour cream
sour cream
8 oz
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
0.5 cup
0.5 cup butter
butter
some
some fresh parsley
fresh parsley
8 oz spaghetti noodles
8 oz
spaghetti noodles
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb
lean ground beef
15 oz tomato sauce
15 oz
tomato sauce
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp
oregano
0.5 tsps pepper
0.5 tsps
pepper
8 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz
ricotta cheese
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
0.5 cup sour cream
0.5 cup
sour cream
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
0.5 cup butter
0.5 cup
butter
some fresh parsley
some
fresh parsley

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.28
Ingredient
8 ounces spaghetti noodles
1 pound lean ground beef
15 ounces tomato sauce
1 tablespoon oregano
½ teaspoons pepper
8 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces cream cheese
½ cups sour cream
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
½ cups butter
some fresh parsley
Price
$0.49
$6.54
$1.67
$0.26
$0.03
$4.03
$2.35
$0.78
$2.43
$0.97
$0.16
$19.71

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

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Green Tips

  • Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
783 Calories
38g Protein
54g Total Fat
36g Carbs
16% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
783
39%

Fat
54g
83%

  Saturated Fat
32g
201%

Carbohydrates
36g
12%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
198mg
66%

Sodium
962mg
42%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
38g
77%

Selenium
49µg
71%

Phosphorus
561mg
56%

Calcium
452mg
45%

Zinc
6mg
43%

Vitamin A
2024IU
41%

Vitamin B12
2µg
39%

Vitamin B2
0.5mg
29%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Manganese
0.51mg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25%

Iron
3mg
22%

Vitamin K
22µg
22%

Potassium
757mg
22%

Magnesium
71mg
18%

Vitamin E
2mg
15%

Copper
0.29mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Fiber
2g
11%

Folate
38µg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
8%

Vitamin C
6mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.97µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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