We all love spaghetti. We all love sandwiches. They’re both easy meals to fall back on when you don’t know what else to make. MyRecipes, though, has another idea: putting the two together for a Baked Spaghetti Sandwich you have to see to believe.
–8 onion rolls
–2 tablespoons softened butter
–3 tablespoons garlic, minced
–3/4 pound spaghetti
–1 tablespoon vegetable oil
–1 medium onion, chopped
–1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
–One 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
–3 cups finely grated Romano, divided
–2 eggs, beaten
–2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
–1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
–1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
–Caesar salad dressing
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with foil.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook 5 to 6 minutes; it should still be slightly crunchy.
- Immediately rinse the spaghetti in cold water to cool, then chop into 1-inch pieces.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes, until tender.
- Add 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the marinara sauce and cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add the sauce and 2 cups of Romano to the chopped pasta, and mix.
- Cool the pasta mixture in refrigerator for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Once the pasta is cool, stir in the remaining cheese and form 8 patties using a 4-inch biscuit cutter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs.
- Gently brush each patty with the beaten eggs.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Chop the romaine into 1-inch pieces, and toss with the grated Parmesan and Caesar salad dressing.
- Top a toasted onion roll with a spaghetti patty, salad, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
I never would have thought to make a spaghetti sandwich in a million years, but I’m pretty glad somebody else did! Will you give this one a try? Do you know of any other unusual sandwiches that incorporate unexpected things?