Square Spaghetti with Garlic Meatballs

A new twist on an old favorite.


1 pound box spaghetti

1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

3 1/2 cups of your favorite tomato sauce

      The Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Boil spaghetti until al dente.  Drain, but do not rinse.  Allow to cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together with your hands sirloin, garlic, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, egg, oregano and red pepper flakes.  Form into 1" meatballs.

In a medium saucepan, bring tomato sauce to a boil.  Add meatballs, reduce to simmer and cook ten minutes.

Arrange spaghetti noodles in a 9" x 12" buttered pan.  Press down evenly and make sure the noodles go up the side, so it's like a spaghetti 'basket'.  Add meatballs and sauce.  Top with about 3/4 cup more Parmesan cheese and bake 15 - 20 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly before cutting into squares.  Serves 6 - 8.



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