This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
My husband is Italian and would eat pasta at every meal if I made it. One of his favorite pasta dishes is spaghetti. We love making our own spaghetti sauce and letting it simmer on the stove for hours, but when I don’t have that much time to devote to dinner, I like making this Beefy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti instead.
Unlike a traditional tomato based spaghetti, this Beefy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti has a cheesy base that’s oh so cheesy! Much like my Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese, it’s the perfect amount of cheesiness!
Beefy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti
- kosher salt
- 1 lb Skinner® spaghetti
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 lb ground beef (I used 80/20)
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
To round out the meal, you could serve this Beefy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti with a fresh green salad, and fresh baked crusty bread! That’s how I serve it and I’ve yet to get any push back from the littles. I call that success any day!
I like using Skinner pasta in my pasta dishes because it tastes great and it is so easy to cook with. It has also earned Non-GMO Project Verification on its most popular pasta products. With Skinner pasta being friendly on the wallet, it’s no surprise it is the #1 selling pasta in Texas. What can I say, Texans love Skinner!
The variety of pasta products available makes Skinner perfect for weeknight meals or even those special occasion dishes. Because everyone is deserving of great tasting pasta, Skinner is inclusive of everyone because it’s so budget friendly. When I’m cooking for a crowd, I almost always opt for a pasta dish because I can make my budget stretch so much further.
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I used Instacart for the first time this week and I’m hooked. I loved being able to grocery shop while at my desk working. I had everything I needed to make this recipe delivered right to my door by such a friendly and personable employee. We talked for a good five minutes when she delivered my groceries. It’s nice to have adult conversation during the day when you work from home!
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