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How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo

This spaghetti alfredo dish combines classic pasta with tomato meat sauce and alfredo sauce for a delicious combination. It makes plenty, so invite your friends or take it to a potluck!

What is Spaghetti Alfredo?

Spaghetti Alfredo combines two favorite pasta dishes–spaghetti with hearty meat sauce and pasta with creamy Alfredo sauce. It is layered in a casserole dish with mozzarella cheese on top and baked into melted cheese comfort food! It works because the flavor of the meaty tomato sauce and the cheesy parmesan sauce complement each other. And best of all, the Alfredo sauce helps keep leftovers from being dry!

How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo

Four Steps to Making Spaghetti Alfredo

There are four steps to making this dish, and you can overlap them to save time.

  1. Boil the spaghetti.
  2. Make the meat sauce.
  3. Make the Alfredo sauce.
  4. Melt the cheese in the oven.

Boil the Spaghetti

Follow the cooking instructions on the pasta package for al dente spaghetti. Use dry pasta from a box instead of fresh for this recipe so it will hold up to the heavy sauce and not fall apart. The general rule for fresh pasta is to use it for a cream sauce, whereas dry pasta is better for meat sauces. Since this recipe has both sauces, use dry pasta for the best result.

How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo
Heat the water for the spaghetti by placing a tight-fitting lid on top of the pan to heat it quickly.

Make the Meat Sauce

Work on the meat sauce while the pasta cooks. You can add more or less of the spices you like to flavor the meat sauce. I recommend using Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Herbal Pizza & Pasta Magic to season it. And if you prefer a spicy version, try Hot & Sweet Pizza & Pasta Magic

Make the Alfredo Sauce

Finish by making the quick-cooking Alfredo sauce. The key to a great-tasting sauce is to use freshly grated parmesan cheese. Fortunately, parmesan is a hard cheese that grates easily and quickly with a micro plane. Be careful using prepacked cheese because it may have anti-clumping additives that make it difficult to melt.

Melt the Cheese

Finish layering this dish by adding the cooked spaghetti sauce on top of the spaghetti. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Then bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Number of Servings for Spaghetti Alfredo

This recipe makes a large pan of pasta with 10-12 servings. It is a decadent dish because of the butter, heavy cream, cheese, and meat sauce, so expect it to go far. Leftovers heat well in the microwave or oven and do not dry out as much as regular spaghetti because of the butter and cream. Enjoy!

How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo

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How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo
This recipe combines classic spaghetti with meat sauce and fettuccine alfredo for a delicious new recipe.
How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spaghetti
Alfredo Sauce
Meat Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spaghetti
Alfredo Sauce
Meat Sauce
How to Make Spaghetti Alfredo
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Spaghetti
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions. Then drain and place the spaghetti into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with waxed paper to keep it from drying out.
Alfredo Sauce
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the cream and heat until hot. Remove the pan from the heat and add the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Remove the waxed paper and pour the Alfredo sauce over the spaghetti in the baking dish. Stir with a fork to coat all the spaghetti with the sauce. Cover again with waxed paper.
  3. Saute the hamburger until almost brown. Add the onions and cook until they are translucent and the meat is brown. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the Italian seasoning and stir. Add the spaghetti sauce and stir to mix.
  4. Remove the waxed paper and pour the meat sauce over the spaghetti in the baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Garlic

For a time-saving shortcut, use minced garlic from a jar.

Parmesan Cheese

For the best-tasting dish, get a block of parmesan cheese and grate it with a micro planer. It will melt and taste better than bagged cheese. I do not recommend using parmesan cheese from a jar because it doesn't always melt properly.

Meat for Sauce

Use your favorite hamburger or a hamburger/Italian sausage blend or hamburger/ground pork blend.

Recommended Seasoning Blend

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Herbal Pizza & Pasta Magic is a recommended seasoning blend for this dish. If you like a spicy taste, use Chef Paul Prudhomme's Hot & Sweet Pizza & Pasta Magic seasoning blend.

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