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If you think spaghetti and meatballs is too labor intensive for a weeknight dinner, think again! This made over, easy 5 Ingredient One Pot Spaghetti Ramen takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Growing up we always had a very basic spaghetti once a week for dinner. It was easy and everyone liked it. Something like spaghetti and meatballs was reserved for special occasions only because it took time to prepare the meatballs that a weeknight just didn’t allow.

With this 5-Ingredient One Pot Spaghetti Ramen, a once labor intensive dish is transformed to something easy enough for a busy night.

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First, you’ll heat some marinara sauce in a large saucepan, like the Good Cook Classic 2-Quart Saucepan. For the sauce, feel free to select  your favorite store-bought version, then toss in some ready-made frozen Italian meatballs and a bit of chicken broth.

Once sauce is warmed and the meatballs are thawed, stir in cooked ramen noodles and transfer to a casserole dish. 

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The Good Cook 9″ Ceramic Pie Plate is the ideal bowl for serving for this simple casserole, plus it gives a nice presentation with the scalloped edge and glazed red color.

Sprinkle plenty of cheese on top. I like to use a pre-shredded Italian blend to keep it flavorful and easy, but you can also use plain mozzarella or parmesan if that is what you have on hand.

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Now bake the dish, uncovered, just until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly on top. Once removed from the oven, top with plenty of thinly sliced fresh basil leaves for a pop of color and extra flavor.

You can definitely mix this up by adding sautéed veggies to the mix if you like. Mushrooms, bell peppers, or chopped fresh spinach are perfect additions if you have any of them on hand.

My kids loved this fun take on spaghetti and meatballs and I loved how easy it was to whip up!

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5 Ingredient Baked Spaghetti Ramen

Preparation 15 Cook Time 15 Serves 4     adjust servings

If you think spaghetti and meatballs is too labor intensive for a weeknight dinner, think again! This made over, easy 5 Ingredient One Pot Spaghetti Ramen takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 3 packages ramen noodles
  • 24 frozen Italian-style meatballs
  • 1 (24 oz) jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pre-shredded 5-Cheese Italian blend
  • Optional Garnish: 3 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil

Instructions

Discard the seasoning packets that come with the ramen. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Place the cooked noodles in a 9" deep dish pie plate. In the previously used pot, add meatballs, sauce and broth. Bring to simmer over medium heat, cook until meatballs are warmed through. Pour sauce and meatballs on top of the prepared noodles, stirring gently to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, or until dish is heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with basil. Serve immediately.

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