Quick & Easy Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Baked Spaghetti
Baked spaghetti is the epitome of comfort food, and when you infuse it with the rich flavors of creamy sun-dried tomato pesto, it becomes a culinary delight. This recipe is not only delicious but also quick and easy, making it perfect for a cozy dinner for two. Let's dive into creating this mouthwatering baked spaghetti that will elevate your weeknight dining experience.
- 6 ounces (170g) spaghetti
- 1 Pouch Le Sauce & Co. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto gourmet pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (F).
- Cook the Spaghetti: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente.
- Prepare the Sauce: While the pasta is cooking, in a skillet, pour in the creamy sun-dried tomato pesto pasta sauce to heat up.
- Combine Pasta and Sauce: Once the pasta is done cooking, strain and toss the cooked spaghetti in the skillet with the creamy sun-dried tomato pesto sauce until the pasta is well coated.
- Layer in a Baking Dish: Transfer the sauced spaghetti to a baking dish. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan evenly over the top, creating a cheesy layer that will turn golden and bubbly in the oven.
- Bake to Perfection: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is gloriously golden brown.
- Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Baked Spaghetti is a simple yet indulgent recipe that brings together convenience and deliciousness with the satisfaction of a home-cooked meal. It's a perfect way to transform an ordinary evening into a delightful dining experience for two. Enjoy the savory symphony of flavors in every bite, and let this recipe become a go-to favorite in your culinary repertoire. Bon appétit!