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?