Saturday, April 25, 2020

SPAGHETTI STUFFED GARLIC BREAD



SPAGHETTI STUFFED GARLIC BREAD





Garlic bread stuffed with spaghetti is a fun touch to the classic spaghetti dinner. This pretty loaf of bread with a braided appearance will be an exciting cut to reveal the spaghetti, the meat sauce and the melted cheese inside.

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp salt + a pinch
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 16 oz Italian bread loaf
  • 7 oz uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • butter & garlic powder for bread
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning, generous
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, divided in half
  • 2/3 C Mozzarella cheese, divided in half


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large sauce pan, boil spaghetti until al dente. Remove from heat and drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, brown beef & sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion while browning meat. When brown, drain off any excess fat and return to skillet. Add tomato sauce, paste, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt & pepper. Mix well. Simmer for 5-8 minutes. Add cooked pasta. Mix well again and remove from heat.
  4. While meat sauce is simmering, cut the Italian bread loaf in half using a bread knife. Carve out the middle of each half of the loaf. Remove any remaining bread to create a large hollow in each half. Brush insides of the hollows and sides of the halves with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Toast in oven.
  5. When bread is toasted, spoon the prepared spaghetti & meat sauce into the hollow of each half, filling the hollows completely. (You will have spaghetti & meat sauce left over). Top with cheeses- 1 of the divided halves of the cheeses for one loaf and one for the other.
  6. Bake at 375° for 15-20 or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove from oven and gently cut with a bread knife to serve. Enjoy your dinner!