Baked Spaghetti with Minions French Bread

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Movie nights are an at home affair these days and typically include homemade pizza and/or popcorn. Sometimes though, I like to do something different. With the upcoming release of the Minions movie from Illumination Entertainment on DVD, I decided to play around in the kitchen a little and give one of our standard dinner recipes a “minion” twist.

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I surprised my family with Baked Spaghetti served with “Minion” French bread! Here’s how …

Baked Spaghetti: Ingredients #MinionsMovieNight #ad

BAKED SPAGHETTI – Ingredients

8oz spaghetti
1/2lb ground beef
25oz pasta sauce
2 tsp Italian seasoning blend
1 cup shredded mozzarella
parmesan cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings Makes approximately 4 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Boil spaghetti noodles per directions on packaging.
  3. While noodles are boiling, brown ground beef on stove top until fully cooked. Drain.
  4. Pour pasta sauce over ground beef. Add seasoning. Stir and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Drain noodles and pour into greased 9×9 glass dish.
  6. Add sauce mixture over noodles.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over entire dish.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top has melted.
  9. Serve and top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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While the spaghetti is baking, create the fun “Minion” French bread …

“Minion” French Bread – Ingredients

loaf of French Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings varies per slices cut

Directions

  1. Slice the French bread into approximately 3/4″ pieces and lay onto baking sheet.
  2. Sketch “minion” googles and smiles onto aluminum foil. Cut out using scissors.
  3. Lay foil googles and smiles onto the individual slices of French bread.

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  1. Set oven to broil – be sure your spaghetti is done and out of oven first!
  2. Broil the bread for 1-2 minutes (peek to check – you can always broil longer if needed).
  3. Remove from oven. Carefully remove foil and serve with the Baked Spaghetti.

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I found all the ingredients I didn’t already have on hand for this meal in the grocery section at Target during my weekly shopping trip. The spaghetti and mozzarella were where I expected (pasta and cold food aisles, respectively), but the parmesan cheese was “hiding” with the pizza ingredients.

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Pre-order your copy of the Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. from Target.com to get the exclusive Minions Metalpak Blu-ray/DVD – Deluxe and 40 minutes of bonus content plus a $5 giftcard. You can pick your movie up in store when it’s released 12/8/15 and get all the ingredients for your own family movie night – simple one stop shopping.

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Baked Spaghetti with Minions French Bread

Yields 4 servings

Baked spaghetti is a delicious twist on a classic. Add some fun “Minions” inspired French bread and it’s perfect for Movie Night!

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8oz spaghetti
  • 1/2lb ground beef
  • 25oz pasta sauce
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • parmesan cheese
  • loaf of French bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Boil spaghetti noodles per directions on packaging.
  3. While noodles are boiling, brown ground beef on stove top until fully cooked. Drain.
  4. Pour pasta sauce over ground beef. Add seasoning. Stir and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Drain noodles and pour into greased 9×9 glass dish.
  6. Add sauce mixture over noodles.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over entire dish.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top has melted.
  9. Serve and top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Recipe Type: Italian

Notes

While the spaghetti is baking, slice the French bread into approximately 3/4″ pieces and lay onto baking sheet. Cut out “minion” googles & smiles from aluminum foil and lay onto the individual slices of French bread. Set aside until the spaghetti is done cooking and removed from oven. Then set your oven to broil. Broil the bread for 1-2 minutes (peek to check – you can always broil longer if needed). Remove from oven. Carefully remove foil and serve with the Baked Spaghetti.

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