This garlic bread stuffed with spaghetti is a fun dinner recipe. I get so bored of making the same foods every week that I love finding new things like this to spice them up!
1 frozen loaf of bread
8 ounces of spaghetti or angel hair pasta half a typical size box
1 24-ounce jar of spaghetti sauce, divided
1 pound of lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Allow the bread dough to defrost and rise according to the instructions on the package. This step will take several hours. During the last 20-30 minutes of dough rising, proceed to the next steps.
Crumble and brown the ground meat in a frying pan over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off excess fat. Add half of the spaghetti sauce jar and reduce heat to low. Allow the sauce to simmer while you move on to the next steps.
Bring spaghetti or angel hair noodles to a boil according to package directions. Drain and then add the remaining half of the spaghetti sauce. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the bread dough into a rectangle approximately 18 inches wide and 24 inches long. The dough may shrink a little after you spread it, but this is fine.
Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray and then transfer the stretched dough to the cookie sheet.
Pour the meat sauce into the center of the bread dough. Cover with the spaghetti and then sprinkle the top of the spaghetti with the grated mozzarella cheese.
Cut 1-inch wide strips in the dough on each side of the filling, starting from the outside to the filling. Make a cut on one side and then make an equal cut on the other side to make sure you have the same number of dough strips on each side.
Create a loaf by crossing the dough over the filling. Start at one end and work from side to side until you reach the other end.
Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Combine the melted butter and garlic powder and then spread the mixture on the baked spaghetti bread.