Creamy baked spaghetti
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Creamy baked spaghetti

Creamy baked spaghetti is an easy, fuss-free dinner recipe and is perfect for weeknight dinners and will become a family favorite in no time. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked pasta, Baked spaghetti, Baked spaghetti casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 297kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • cups cheese (a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella works well)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 500g/1lb spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 cup cheese, for topping

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF. Melt the butter in an oven-proof skillet/deep frying pan. 
  • Whisk in the flour until a smooth paste is formed then slowly whisk in the milk over medium-low heat until the sauce is smooth. Add the cream and spices and allow the sauce to cook gently for 5-10 minutes or until the flour has cooked out and the sauce is silky smooth. 
  • Add the cheese and turn the heat off. Allow the cheese to melt then season to taste. 
  • Add the cooked spaghetti and stir to combine. 
  • Top with cheese then place in the oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 1mg