BAKED SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS

INGREDIENTS
  • Meatballs (I used about 1½ doz homemade meatballs) **Meatballs were fully cooked
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce (I used San Marzano Sauce)
  • ½ yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • ¾ # spaghetti noodles
  • 1-2 cups grated cheese (I used half colby-jack, half mozzarella)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In large cast iron skillet, sauté onions in olive oil over med/low heat. Add in garlic and continue sautéing until onions are tender.
  2. Add cooked meatballs.
  3. Add marinara sauce and tsp Italian seasoning.
  4. Heat over med/low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. In separate large pot, cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions (under cook by 2 minutes).
  6. With large slotted spoon, scoop meatballs from sauce and set aside.
  7. Scoop cooked spaghetti (with large slotted spoon) into marinara sauce. Add in about ½ cup pasta cooking water. Gently stir until pasta is fully coated with sauce.
  8. Add cooked meatballs to top of spaghetti.
  9. Top with grated cheese & parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake at 350* for approx 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.