Ready in 30 minutes
Great flavor, and easy to make! This is perfect the way it is, but would also be great with some summer squash and/or zucchini.
"This was very good and very easy. I used it with leftover spaghetti and it was perfect. I did chop the basil as I knew my kids would not eat giant green things. I also could not find smoked mozzarella at my local grocery so I used regular. The fire roasted tomatoes gave it a nice smokey taste even without the smoked mozzarella."- deniseditgeswoolsey
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Preheat oven to 350F
Cook spaghetti until almost al dente (be careful not to overcook - it will cook more when it bakes; it should still be a little white in the middle when you put it in the oven).
In a medium skillet, heat oil, add onions, and saute until soft. Add garlic, and cook about a minute more. Add tomatoes, and cook about a minute or two. Add crushed tomatoes, and cook until sauce begins to simmer. Add cream, and cook until sauce begins to simmer. Add oregano, salt, and pepper, and simmer 5 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings - sauce should have a good, full flavor that won't be overwhelmed by the pasta.
Lightly oil a 9x9 baking dish, and add spaghetti. Pour sauce over spaghetti. Arrange basil leaves so that they cover the top. Sprinkle smoked mozzarella over the basil leaves.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until cheese is completely melted and a little bubbly.
I made this up with things I had in my fridge and cupboard. Mostly I needed to use the basil, tomatoes, and smoked mozzarella, and didn't want to make a trip to the store for anything. The smoked mozzarella really makes the dish, and the fresh basil is excellent!
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koz3a 4 months agoit was really goood ,and easy to make .
shespr901 4 months agoVery good! I used wheat rotini pasta. Boiled it in low sodium chicken stock and followed the directions and it came out great! Served this with salad.
noelynn1 5 months agoAwesome! My girls loved it. My oldest didn't want to try it at first then she said 'Yummy'. Gotta love kids. :-)
lopezblwn 6 months agoThis tastes like an expensive Italian dish
Hhusher 7 months agoThis is a hearty entree that we have added to our yum cycle. We use unsmoked mozzarella cheese, and sometimes ziti, and it comes out first rate.
Badboyzgirl 11 month agoI love reading reviews because I followed the advice of others by using penne pasta and I cut down the amount of pasta. I have to use Gluten Free pasta and it tasted wonderful or in the words of my family ' it taste like real people food'. ;-) Will definitely be making this gain. Thank you
lauragraywaweru 1 year agoMy family LOVED this. I tore up the fresh basil leaves and cooked with the sauce. Will most definitely make this again.
Lesliebrookshire 1 year agoDelicious!!
Valerie411 1 year agoGood, but a little dry. Next time..more sauce or less pasta
Sjarchung 1 year ago
Vitat 1 year agoGood
deniseditgeswoolsey 1 year agoThis was very good and very easy. I used it with leftover spaghetti and it was perfect. I did chop the basil as I knew my kids would not eat giant green things. I also could not find smoked mozzarella at my local grocery so I used regular. The fire roasted tomatoes gave it a nice smokey taste even without the smoked mozzarella.
bonedi39 1 year agoReally very good; but would chop up basil rather than putting leaves on top.
brendonmartens 1 year agoVery tasty and easy to prepare but would use a different pasta in future
sandypiers 1 year agoThis was a little too dry, but it might have been because I used whole wheat pasta (trying to eat healthy) and I couldn't find smoked mozzarella so I used smoked Gouda. The gouda had good flavor but it didn't melt, so the next time I will use mozzarella and maybe some extra crushed tomato and cream.
amandapoindexter 1 year agoGreat recipe! I would also suggest a penne type of pasta..
chrissy1973 2 years agoA very tasty dish and so easy to do. I added chicken to the dish
crickcooker 3 years agoNot much taste
magnet54 3 years agoVery good and quick! I also used different pasta.
olycam 3 years agoI would also suggest a different pasta. Easier to scoop out of the pan. Very tasty!