Spasagna – Brandie from The Country Cook

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Hey folks!  I’m swamped this week getting all the details worked out for J’s birthday party this weekend!  So I’ve asked one of my favorite bloggers to take the reigns today and share one of her recipes with y’all.  This is one of my favorite recipes that Brandie has on her amazing blog The Country Cook.  We made it one night and it was an instant favorite.  I’ll admit that I’ve plowed through several recipes of Brandie’s.  In fact, her recipe for Shortcut Cheese Danishes is probably the reason I had to buy a size bigger pants last time.  Anyway, I hope y’all enjoy visiting with Brandie today and be sure to check out all the great things she’s got g on over on her blog.  Brandie, take it away…

Hello Southern Bite friends!  First let me start off by saying a big THANK YOU to Stacey for letting me have some fun on his blog today.  Stacey is busy getting ready for his little guy’s 3rd birthday so it was such an honor that he asked me to be a guest on his blog. I truly admire Stacey. He’s a working Dad that makes time to get great meals on the table for his family and somehow finds time to blog about them.  And his food is good!

I’ll try not to be longwinded here so we can get to the good stuff, the food!

My name is Brandie, the cook over at The Country Cook.  I live in beautiful Southwest Virginia near the Appalachian mountains. I’m a jack-of-all-trades, like most parents. I’m a momma and a wife. I also work outside the home. I love to make comfort food and I like to eat it (who doesn’t?). I do my best to get supper on the table every night – which can be a challenge some nights. My food may not be considered gourmet or fancy but it feeds my family and it gathers us around the table each day. I cook a lot of the same foods my own Mom made and if my husband and son are real quiet while they eat– then I know I did good. And those are the recipes I share with everyone.
So, let’s get to the food, shall we? I am sharing one of my favorite meals today. And I happen to know that Stacey and his family made this and really loved it so I thought it would be the perfect recipe to share with y’all.
It’s called Spasagna.
I came up with this recipe after eating it at a local restaurant. It’s always fun to get in the kitchen and try to recreate some of our favorite restaurant meals when we get home. The recipe title is just a play on words really, Spaghetti + Lasagna=Spasagna.
For this recipe, I’ve used some convenience foods to save time (and dishes!). But if you have the time and don’t mind dirtying up a few more pots, you can definitely have fun with this recipe by making your own alfredo sauce and meat sauce from scratch.

 

MY OTHER RECIPES

Ingredients

I love the Garlic flavored Alfredo sauces. Also, I had already dumped the cheese into the bowl when I remembered to take a picture. Bad food blogger! (not pictured: milk, oregano & parsley)

1 (24 oz) Jar of your favorite Spaghetti Sauce
1 (24 oz.) Jar Garlic Alfredo Sauce
1 lb. spaghetti noodles
1 pound of ground beef
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup milk (2% or higher)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried parsley

Directions

Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles very well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine alfredo sauce, mozzarella, milk, oregano and parsley. Stir well to combine.

Add cooked and drained spaghetti noodles and toss to coat them completely.
Place entire mixture into baking dish
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes.

While it cooks, start browning your ground beef in a medium sauce pan.
Once beef is brown and crumbled, drain well to remove excess grease.
Over low heat add spaghetti sauce and mix. Put cover over sauce pan and allow the mixture to keep warm until pasta is ready.

After pasta is finished cooking, remove foil and allow to cool for 8-10 minutes.

Unless you are completely impatient like me.
Then you just cut out a slice and pour spaghetti sauce mixture on top, sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese, if you like, and then dig in.

I will warn you, if you don’t allow the mixture to cool a bit before slicing, it can get just a bit runny on you (see below picture) but the taste is still fantastic!
Enjoy!
I hope y’all will come visit me sometime over at The Country Cook.
You can also find me hanging out daily on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you again to Stacey and thank you to the readers of Southern Bite!
Spasagna – Brandie from The Country Cook
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (24 oz) Jar of your favorite Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 (24 oz.) Jar Garlic Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup milk (2% or higher)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles very well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine alfredo sauce, mozzarella, milk, oregano and parsley. Stir well to combine. Add cooked and drained spaghetti noodles and toss to coat them completely.
  4. Place entire mixture into baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes.
  5. While it cooks, start browning your ground beef in a medium sauce pan.
  6. Once beef is brown and crumbled, drain well to remove excess grease.
  7. Over low heat add spaghetti sauce and mix. Put cover over sauce pan and allow the mixture to keep warm until pasta is ready.
  8. After pasta is finished cooking, remove foil and allow to cool for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Then you just cut out a slice and pour spaghetti sauce mixture on top, sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese, if you like, and then dig in.
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Comments

  1. Thank you Brandie..I look forward to trying Spasagna!! Looks delicious! I will be sure to visit you over at The Country Cook!

  2. Who would have thought??? Amazing! I would definitely try this, but make a quick marinara sauce too. I would use the jarred alfredo sauce though as I don’t usually make creamy sauces. This sounds like a winner to me….Spasagna??? Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This was fabulous!! I had to use the Italian Five Cheese blend instead of mozzerella and we only had skim milk in the house, but it was still a huge hit….especially with my teens.

  4. Stefani Parks says:

    I didn’t care for this one! It seemed as if something was missing from the Alfredo or there was to much cheese. Won’t make it again. :/

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