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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LaTriciaMI added more basil amf sauce if I make again will flavor the noodle more.1y ago
cjcanfield410Yummy. When I cannot find smoked mozzarella, I mixed package of shredded mozzarella with some liquid smoke.1y ago
v8juicedNext time I will add meat and more sauce. The people that ate this also didn't like the basil leaves on top. Most picked them off. Was ok but would have been better left as spaghetti.2y ago
ldoolanVery good! I highly recommend this dish.2y ago
kittiesRusI've made this recipe several times and love it. I like using shells instead of spaghetti, and I usually increase the amount of sauce (more crushed tomatoes and cream). I haven't found smoked mozzarella at my usual grocery stores, so I use regular mozzarella and it tastes great. I had a request by a friend to add meat, so I may try that next time... I definitely recommend this recipe.2y ago
pols005This was good. A little bland. I would probably add some more seasoning next time.2y ago
richardrijnksvery nice, and easy to make as well!2y ago
koz3ait was really goood ,and easy to make .3y ago
shespr901Very 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.3y ago