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.
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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (349g)|
|Recipe Makes: 5|
|Calories from Fat: 293 (44%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 32.5g||43 %|
|Saturated Fat 18.5g||92 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 108.8mg||33 %|
|Sodium 1123.7mg||39 %|
|Potassium 623.6mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 64.5g||19 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5.2g||21 %|
|Sugars, other 59.3g|
|Protein 27.5g||39 %|
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Calories per serving: 663
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