Here's what you need:
- 6 oz of spaghetti
- Lean hamburger (or sausage or ground turkey)
- Chopped onion
- 1-2 cups spaghetti sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Parley flakes
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder
- One egg
- Frozen bread dough - I used Kroger brand; recipe is inspired by Rhodes, but couldn't find it
I actually did most of my prep the night before. I prepared the pasta, cooked the beef with some chopped onions and Italian seasoning and mixed it all up with the spaghetti sauce. I also sauteed some mushrooms, but kept them separate. I put all of that in the refrigerator until the next evening.
The first step in putting it all together is to roll out the dough. This is where it went all wrong for me. I could not get it to roll out into a large rectangle as instructed. I apparently was not patient enough!
So instead, I ended up dividing the dough into 4 sections and creating "packets". On top of each dough circle I put some of the spaghetti mixture and then added some mozzarella cheese. Due to this, there was a lot of leftover spaghetti mixture.
Inside two of them I also added the mushrooms and put a couple on top to note the difference.
I spread some egg whites over each one and sprinkled some garlic powder and Parmesan cheese on top.
Then they were baked on 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
They were a bit more doughy than expected since I didn't follow the "braiding" instructions. However, I just served some more of the pasta mixture on the side (thanks to the leftovers) and everyone enjoyed!
Yes, it's basically spaghetti and bread so why put it all together? We eat a lot of pasta at our house. So this changed it up for us a bit and the kids thought it was funny to have spaghetti inside their bread. Will I do it every week? Nope. But it was fun to add some variety to the menu.