[CnD] Baked Spaghetti

GARY WILLIAMS williams4895 at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 24 08:43:24 EDT 2017


Can you buy ground italian sausage out of the casings? Yum, all of this sounds good. 

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> On Aug 23, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Food Dude via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
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> Sharon is right...
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> I would have used ground turkey but I did not have any...just a bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts...
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> I have also added sliced smoked sausage too...
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> The pasta and the sauce is the base...then knock yourself out and make it your own!
> 
> Mmm! Italian sausage sounds delicious!
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> Sharon, I will bring the wine! When's dinner? (grin)
> 
> Keep on Cooking!
> 
> Dale Campbell
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> used to
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>> On 8/23/2017 5:36 PM, Sharon Howerton via Cookinginthedark wrote:
>> You could do essentially the same thing with about 1 pound or 1.5 pounds of ground beef. Just brown the meat, drain and follow the rest of Dale's directions. I personally like mild ground Italian sausage which I would also brown and follow the same directions.
>> Sharon
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: GARY WILLIAMS via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:12 PM
>> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
>> Cc: GARY WILLIAMS
>> Subject: Re: [CnD] Baked Spaghetti
>> 
>> That sounds good. Do you have a Baked spaghetti that has ground beef? If so, would love to have it.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Aug 23, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Food Dude via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> This baked spaghetti is pretty generic and nothing special.
>>> 
>>> but It is easy and my wife loves it...plus it goes great with my crab stuffed mushrooms...
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I started by getting the chicken cooked.
>>> 
>>> Since it was frozen I decided to poach it. This way it would cook and thaw at the same time!
>>> 
>>> I put three frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts in my skillet with about 2 cups of water.
>>> 
>>> Covered and over medium high heat, they were going to take about 20 to 30 minutes to cook.
>>> 
>>> Perfect! Enough time to get everything else ready so when the chicken is done, the spaghetti can be tossed together and slipped into the oven to bake!
>>> 
>>> So while the chicken was poaching, I got the water going for the pasta.
>>> 
>>> I filled up my awesome 6 quart Locking Lid Pasta Pot ( this great set gives you a 6 quart pot and a smaller 2 1/2 quart pot all for under $30.00 from the MiceILA store in BlindMiceMegaMall.com) about 2/3 of the way with water and put it over high heat to bring it to a boil!
>>> 
>>> The chicken is poaching and the water for the pasta is getting heated up...
>>> 
>>> I pulled out the mushrooms to slice...and if you read my previous post about he stuffed mushrooms, you know where seeing these nice, big mushrooms lead!
>>> 
>>> So after creating the delicious stuffed mushrooms, my chicken was ready to be turned and the water for  the pasta was boiling.
>>> 
>>> I added a bag of no yokes egg noodles, about 10 ounce bag, to the water and set a timer for 7 minutes.
>>> 
>>> I did not want the pasta to cook all the way since it was going to be faked too and I hate soggy, limp, squishy pasta!
>>> 
>>> I turned the chicken breasted over and seasoned with some garlic powder, salt, pepper, and some of this and that; replaced the lid, and went back to the mushrooms.
>>> 
>>> I sliced 4 of these big guys down after cleaning with a damp paper towel and grated about 3 cups of mozzarella cheese.
>>> 
>>> I grabbed the jar of Prego pasta sauce from the pantry just as the timer sounded for the pasta.
>>> 
>>> I turned off the fire under the pasta, put on my Cooking in the Dark Grips, and took the locking lid pot to the sink.
>>> 
>>> A quick flip and the water was draining out...no strainer needed because it is built in in the lid!
>>> 
>>> Then I removed the lid and ran cold water over the pasta to stop it from cooking ( ala Henry Casten, may he rest in peace!)
>>> 
>>> and set it back on the stove top.
>>> 
>>> I added in my sliced mushrooms and pasta sauce and  gently stirred, folded, mixed...anyway I combined it all together.
>>> 
>>> Now for the chicken.
>>> 
>>> I used some silicone covered tongs to grab the chicken and placed in a bowl in the sink.
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>>> i ran cold water over the chicken to cool it since I needed to shred it.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I ended up cutting them in half and returning to the water to cool.
>>> 
>>> When they were cool enough to handle, not really cold and still a bit more than just warm, I threaded them with a fork.
>>> 
>>> All of the threaded chicken went into the pot with the pasta, sauce and mushrooms!
>>> 
>>> I sprayed a 9 by 13 glass cake pan with veggie spray and tossed in the mixture from the pot.
>>> 
>>> Next the mozzarella cheese was plopped on top and  byre carefully and gently stirred, mixed, folded...combined!
>>> 
>>> The pan was covered with foil and went into the oven, remember 325 F, for about 30 minutes!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> While it was baking I threw together a salad and just like that dinner was served!
>>> 
>>> Did I say the Mushrooms were outstanding and delicious?
>>> 
>>> Keep on Cooking!
>>> 
>>> Dale Campbell
>>> 
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