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Braided Spaghetti Bread

I’m a visual person.  I’d much rather watch someone show me how to do something than read directions. I learn much better by doing rather than reading and memorizing facts.  I generally prefer watching a movie to reading a book.  I love photos and photography, and really, all things visual.

This is one of the reasons why I am in love with Pinterest.  I can browse “recipes” by just looking at photos of the finished product.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and instantly knew what I was having for dinner that night.  Yes, spaghetti inside of a loaf of bread did sound a little strange to me at first, but then I realized that the recipe involves 3 of my favorite foods: bread, cheese, and pasta.  You can find the recipe here.

I couldn’t find frozen bread dough in my grocery store, so I ended up using 12 rolls instead and turning that into a loaf.  It worked pretty well, but I probably could have let them thaw a bit more.  Apparently the 1-2 hours of defrosting time does not consider that it might be cool weather season in Wisconsin.

Braided Spaghetti Bread

The process did take a fair amount of time to do, but it was SO worth it for the finished product.

Braided Spaghetti Bread

It was everything that I could have hoped for: spaghetti, layer of cheese, delicious fresh baked bread. Win. Aside from the bread substitution, the only other thing that I changed was that I used the shredded cheese that we had on hand, which happened to be some mozzarella, cheddar, and monterrey jack, instead of the cubes of mozzarella that they suggest. Oh, and in addition to the parsley, eggwash, and parmesan that they suggest, I also topped mine with some Italian Blend Garlic Gold for some extra awesomeness.

The whole loaf could probably feed at least 4 or 5 people so we had plenty of leftovers – which meant I had lunch for the next week, score! I was concerned about how it would reheat, but it actually microwaves ok too!  The bread just gets soft and doesn’t get mushy like I thought it might with the spaghetti sauce.  Still almost as good as fresh out of the oven. 🙂

Ease: B+, nothing too difficult, but it does take a bit of prep and cook time.
Taste: A+, really good.  Better than I could have imagined.

Would I make it again?  Yes, for sure.  Assume we have the frozen dough in the freezer, we almost always have spaghetti noodles, sauce and cheese on hand so it is an easy weeknight dinner!

10 Responses

  1. whoa what? This is crazy!

  2. this weekend we made Lindsey’s Mexican Bread (found here: http://www.soundeats.com/2011/09/18/dinner6-mexican-bread-plus-100-giveaway/ )and it was SO FLIPPIN GOOD. The bread concept was such a hit with Nicholas (and let’s be honest, me too!) that I think this recipe may have to be added to the end of the month’s must-make recipes!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my goodness that looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying that soon!!

  4. That’s awesome! It looks really cool in the presentation… looks like something great for a small dinner party!

  5. It sounds weird in concept, but actually looks delicious!!

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