Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Baked Spaghetti

I hope everyone has had a great Tuesday. It's a cold rainy day here in Jackson today. I'm going to take you back a few days to Saturday nights dinner. I made some baked spaghetti Saturday night from some of our fresh Roma tomato sauce. We were so hungry by the time it had finished cooking, that all I could think about was, scoop out the spaghetti, plate it and eat. So, needless to say there is no picture to be seen...sorry! I will tell you it was very good though. We had the leftovers last night and I still didn't think to take a picture. It must not have been meant for you to see it...ha. This was one of those meals where the leftovers were even better than the original meal. Do you ever make baked spaghetti?

We let the sauce simmer for an hour or more, since we used fresh Romas to make the sauce. Of course we threw in some spices such as, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and I'm sure Tony threw in a few more secret ingredients. He's sneaky like that when it comes to spaghetti sauce. :o) We cooked the pasta (we used whole wheat spaghetti) as the sauce continued to simmer. Then, put the cooked spaghetti into a casserole dish and poured the sauce on top. Then, top the spaghetti sauce with grated vegan mozzarella cheese, and bake it on 350 for 20-25 minutes. Yummo....

I had several people ask about the ingredients in the Red Robin Seasoning. The ingredients are: salt, black pepper,celery seed, cumin, oregano, sage, dextrose, dehydrated garlic and onion, paprika, autolyzed yeast, dehydrated tomato, hydrolyzed soy protein, and natural flavor smoke. I normally get the Boca burger when I go to Red Robin. A Boca burger with guacamole and fries with this seasoning sprinkled all over them....it's excellent!



  1. Aw, no pic of the baked spaghetti?! :P It sounds awesome!

  2. I have only been to Red Robin once or twice, but I love any place that lets you put a veggie patty in all the burgers. It's also great you get to use the seasoning at home.

    Baked spaghetti with homemade sauce sounds incredible! I would be excited to see what Tony puts in the sauce... but I like secret recipes, too.

  3. I can picture the baked spaghetti and how yummy it was from your descriptions! Especially the part about the sneaky ingredients (hee-hee). I like to do pasta bakes...they are so filling and yummy.

    Thanks for the list of the Red Robin spice...I was just so curious; does sound like a really tasty mix...anything with cumin and oregano is good in my book.

  4. Oh, well you just answered my question from your previous post. Red Robin (dumb name for a restaurant, IMO) here I come!

  5. I have never heard of baked spaghetti, but is sounds like baked ziti with a different pasta shape.

    I wonder why there is hydrolyzed soy protein in the spice mix.


  6. i've never had red robin before the i looked up the seasoning more and it seems like it would be FANTASTIC in the baked spaghetti...i'm definitely considering trying it...it may taste good just on some steamed veggies...thanks for the idea :]

  7. such mysterious spaghetti...i wonder if we're all conjuring up our own different images... :)

    BTW, we stayed at the Best Western in Jackson. :) There was a little drama because I left the pouch containing my daughter's hairbows AND my thyroid pills in our room (and didn't discover it til we got to PA!). They were going to mail it to me, but it just so happened that my parents were driving through Jackson a few days later, anyway, so they picked it up. Otherwise, I might have been begging you to go get my stuff for me. :) :)