Spaghetti Bake

I made the chicken enchalada casserole last night (in a jelly roll pan so we have a TON o’ enchalada!) but I wanted to have something else for lunches so we could trade off. The Q house does not need to be eating enchaladas every day of the week even though it’s a very tasty dish, you know what I mean? I’m sure our coworkers can guess and are thankful that I wanted to get another dish on deck for lunches. But what? We had leftover chicken (I cooked up a bag of chicken breasts) and there was tomato sauce and hey! Pasta! I could make spaghettis for lunches. Then TheMan suggested I do a spaghetti bake to which I said…


But then I thought about it and how hard can it be? Directions? I don’t need no stinkin’ directions! I mean Spaghetti bake? That sounds like just baked spaghetti to me! And so I made it up. Presenting another boo original recipe: Spaghetti bake!

3 One inch round handfuls of spaghetti
36 ounces of tomato sauce
4-8 cooked chicken breasts (enough to fit a 9×13 pan)
~0.3 ounces Good Season’s Italian Dressing mix
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese + a dusting of cheese
~1TBL olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put chicken in lidded container and coat with olive oil. Add half a 0.7 ounce package of Italian Dressing mix and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Shake. Set aside.

Break spaghetti (which is no longer looking like a word now) in half and cook. Drain and put in 9 x 13 pan.

Pour tomato sauce evenly on top of spaghetti. Add chicken pieces. Dust with more Parmesan cheese.

Cover and put in oven for 30 minutes.

PRODUCTION NOTES: This is pretty much what I did but really you can add more cheese or noodles or chicken or sauce as you see fit. The next iteration will, I think, include some cheese in the noodles because they were pretty slippery and lacked noticable fork friendliness. Cheese might just be the trick to get them to stick together long enough for the entire forkfull of noodles to make the trip to the mouth. The Italian Dressing was fairly salty and half the pack seemed just right to me, but then again, you may want to alter that too. This was a pretty fast and loose meal and seriously? How hard is it to screw up spaghetti? Really hard, that’s what. Have fun, experiment. Enjoi.

2007: JSFR: Crown Mychew (strawberry)

2006: JSFR: Pokka Jasmine Green Tea

2005: More cheese might not have helped the not posting though

2004: Also conceivably you could have rummaged around to find your camera and taken a few dozen pics because your cat is that stupid patient to let you do so but in reality it’s my pic of my cat and my amazing (and also 1337) cap/cat balancing 5k1llz and I want my credit due. If not, I will wish lots of shorts infesting itchy mites on you as well, plus I’ll thrown in crab lice. Don’t tempt me!

2003: I even took a nap today. Man, I got all the bases covered.

2 Responses to “Spaghetti Bake”

  1. Bailey Says:

    mmm. One should not read recipes while hungry…

  2. boo Says:

    One should also not go shopping hungry. One day I will learn that lesson.

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