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I am 90% sure I have never had baked spaghetti. Possibly in Baker Commons for dinner, but my high school didn't have a cafeteria, so I know it would have had to wait until college before taking that on.
Last night I struggled with a dinner idea. But I had pasta on hand (I always do), I had Parmesan cheese, I had chicken and I had a jar of Alfredo sauce.
Yes, I didn't make my own sauce. Sue me!
It came together easily. Boiled 8 ounces of spaghetti while I cooked the one pound of chicken and preheated the oven to 350. I drained the pasta and put it in a 9"ceramic dish, dumped in the chicken, covered with the full 16 ounces of Alfredo, some pepper and a little red hot pepper flakes and then mixed it all together.
After that, it topped with about a quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese and added a little chopped parsley. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
It came out quite well. The red pepper flakes packed some heat, so if you don't like that, just skip it.
Best yet, while things baked, I got all the clean-up done and made a salad before 710 every walked in the door.
...and there are leftovers - though this probably only serves about four. Or maybe six if you're not a houseful of full-grown hungry men.
Song by: Brad Paisley