Baked Spasanga (Spa-san-YA) is like lasagna only with spaghetti noodles. My husband loves lasagna but I don’t like making it. Never thought to make it this way, but it’s very easy to do and tasty too. It’ll be the way I make it from now on. Hope you enjoy!
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
8 oz. low -fat mozzarella cheese, grated
8 ounces of low-fat ricotta cheese
8 ounces of low-fat sour cream
1- cup of half and half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. minced garlic (I used 3 large cloves)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 lb. of Italian sausage or ground beef ( I used 98% lean ground beef)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook pasta according to package. (The box called for 10-11 minutes. I cooked mine 8 since it would be cooking in the oven later… it came out perfect aldente’)
In a large bowl combine the ricotta, half and half, sour cream, oregano, basil, salt and pepper, garlic, mozzerella, and half the parmesan.
Add cooked pasta and coat well.
Pour spaghetti in a large 9X13 baking dish, lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Top spaghetti with remaining Parmesan.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
While pasta is baking, prepare meat sauce. Brown meat in a skillet, drain fat and add spaghetti sauce and simmer.
Remove pasta from oven. Cut into squares and top with meat sauce. Serve with a salad. Easy peezy and kids will like it too!