Cast Iron Spaghetti

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Introduction: Cast Iron Spaghetti

Cast Iron Spaghetti is very quick and very simple to make. With a few easily accessible ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make a delicious dinner for your family and friends. Recipe Below.

Step 1: Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8oz thin spaghetti
  • 2 cups water
  • 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • ¾ cup onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 8oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Step 2: Brown the Ground Beef

  • Add the ground beef and cook through
  • saute the onions, garlic, salt and pepper in the butter and olive oil over medium high heat

  • Cook for about 10 minutes

Step 3:

  • Drain the excess fat liquid now if necessary.
  • Pour in the can of crushed tomatoes, sugar, parsley, basil, and oregano.

Step 4:

  • Add in the water and mix until well combined.
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half and add them to the pan.
  • Make sure to push them down under the sauce.
  • Bring to a slight boil, and cook 9-11 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
  • Be sure to stir occasionally to keep the noodles from sticking together.
  • Once the spaghetti is cooked, top with shredded cheese and bake under the broiler until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.

Step 5: Plate and Serve

Plate the spaghetti and serve.

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    4 Discussions

    Maaaaaan! That looks gOOd! I think I'll make that this weekend too :)

    Question, Do you notice any difference in the bite of the pasta cooking it that way vs boiling water? Does it become pasty at all?

    1 reply

    Well, this dish is meant to be served the right after cooking. As the cheese sits, it stiffens up. The noodles are boiled in the sauce for 9-11 minutes which is normal cooking time for the noodles. It was not pasty at all, the noodles also absorb a lot more flavor this way vs boiling them separately. Hopefully that helps. Hopefully you like it this weekend!