I used some of the Basil I am growing to enhance the marinara sauce I made the other day. I felt very old world being able to go to my window sill and pluck a few pieces of Basil. I also have parsley growing, but it isn't ready yet to be picked. The baked spaghetti the sauce was used for came out very flavorful with the fresh Basil.
1 Package of Spaghetti
1 regular jar of premade Marinara Sauce(either your own or store brand)
1 lb of veal
One medium chopped onion
3 cloves of chopped garlic
Salt for flavoring Spaghetti water
A Tablespoon of Italian seasonings
1 lb of mozzarella shredded
half a cup of grated Parmesan
Boil Spaghetti in salted water until done. Spaghetti will have a bit of a bite to it.
While the pasta is cooking. Cook onion and garlic and add the veal. Cook on medium heat till meat is no longer pink. Once the meat is about cooked through, heat the Marinara sauce. Add any flavorings to the sauce you like. I used dried Italian seasonings plus the fresh basil. Once the meat is cooked through, Spaghetti is boiled fully and marinara is heated begin to layer in a casserole dish. I put a bit of marinara on the bottom, then added a little spaghetti, some marinara sauce, the veal, and then some of the cheeses. I repeat the process till I reach the top and I bake it in a preheated 375 oven for about 45 minutes.
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