Cheesy spaghetti! Serve with garlic bread, a nice salad, and maybe a bottle of wine.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium casserole dish. In a bowl, mix the Romano cheese, mozzarella cheese, and provolone cheese. In a separate bowl, blend the melted margarine and garlic powder.

  • Cover the bottom of the prepared dish with 1/3 of the cooked spaghetti, top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture, and drizzle with 1/3 margarine mixture. Repeat layering. Be sure to end with cheese on top. (If you really like garlic you can sprinkle between layers as desired.)

  • Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly and lightly brown.

Nutrition Facts

441.4 calories; 18.5 g protein; 41.6 g carbohydrates; 33.6 mg cholesterol; 515.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
It was our first Dinner Party in our new house and my SO's 30th birthday. A doubly special event. I was struggling with a Vegetarian guest and another guess that would not eat a vegetable if his life depended on it (he is a meat-and-potatoes-hold-the-potatoes kind of guy). I thought this dish would be safest pasta and cheese. Who doesn't like pasta and cheese? It turned out awesome! I added some mizithra to the mix which is just what it needed. Also not sure if it is clear in the instructions but it is even better if you brown the butter (and use BUTTER not that margarine stuff) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2005
I can't believe that this dish is rated so high!! I followed the instructions exactly as laid out in the recipe and it tasted awful!! We used top quality cheese but the dish turned out very greasy and oily and had zero flavour. So be forewarned that if you buy good cheese you're looking at about 10 and it's just no good. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2005
I can't believe that this dish is rated so high!! I followed the instructions exactly as laid out in the recipe and it tasted awful!! We used top quality cheese but the dish turned out very greasy and oily and had zero flavour. So be forewarned that if you buy good cheese you're looking at about 10 and it's just no good. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
It was our first Dinner Party in our new house and my SO's 30th birthday. A doubly special event. I was struggling with a Vegetarian guest and another guess that would not eat a vegetable if his life depended on it (he is a meat-and-potatoes-hold-the-potatoes kind of guy). I thought this dish would be safest pasta and cheese. Who doesn't like pasta and cheese? It turned out awesome! I added some mizithra to the mix which is just what it needed. Also not sure if it is clear in the instructions but it is even better if you brown the butter (and use BUTTER not that margarine stuff) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2003
Delicious main dish even better with a few sun dried tomatoes and olives Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2005
Growing up my grandfather always let me eat my spaghetti with just butter. This is a grown up version of that. I think that roasted garlic would definately give it a richer flavor but for me it was great the way it is written. You could spruce it up with some sauteed spinach-saute it with the roasted garlic maybe. Anyway this recipe is simple and with good basic ingredients very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2007
This is good. I did make a couple changes though. I cut back on the butter (used butter not marg) because a couple people said it was greasy. And like a reviewer before me suggested I used a bunch of roasted garlic (2 big heads actually) It was very simple to make and turned out well. Pasta cheese and butter! How can you go wrong?:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
This recipe is a good base recipe... and it's as good as you make it. For the garlic butter if you use margarine and garlic powder it's going to taste like margarine and garlic powder... kinda like the frozen garlic bread you get at the grocery. If you want a more upscale flavor use real butter and minced roasted garlic. A half cup of butter is a LOT of butter so you might want to cut that back. I only used 2 Tbsp butter and found it to be fine. Also keep in mind you're using a lot of cheese which will release some fat when it's cooked. If just cheese and pasta sounds a little rich (I thought it was) feel free to toss in veggies of your choice. I like artichoke hearts sun dried tomatoes kalamata olives onion spinach etc. Overall it's a good dish and a nice change from the same old spaghetti. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2006
This was quite nice except I would suggest butter instead of margarine (I think it tastes better) and real garlic to enhance the taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
Reminded my family of macaroni and cheese. They loved it! I will add more garlic the next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
This was sooo delicious! My kids loved it! The only thing different I did was substituting five minced cloves of garlic for the garlic powder. Read More
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