Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States

Denny's is known for always being open, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert around the clock. Unlike many other restaurant chains, Denny's does not close on holidays or nights, except where required by law. This site will provide news and copycat recipes for items on the menu at Denny's restaurants.

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Baked Spasagna



BAKED SPASAGNA
Cheddar's Casual Cafe Copycat Recipe

1 1/2 pounds spaghetti noodles, uncooked
2 pounds mozzarella cheese
8 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1 1/4 cups Half and Half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided use
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

Meat Sauce:
1 (24 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
12 ounces ground beef
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup Romano cheese
salt, to taste
pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spaghetti al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain. Place in large mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, stir together sour cream, ricotta, Half and Half, mozzarella, oregano, basil, white pepper, garlic, salt, and half the Parmesan cheese. Add above cheese mixture to the spaghetti. Using hands, mix gently until spaghetti is evenly coated with mixture.

Rub a 9x13 glass baking dish with the olive oil. Gently place spaghetti mixture into prepared dish. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil and place dish on cooling rack for 10 minutes. Cut into 6 to 8 squares and top with meat sauce below, or your favorite meat or marinara sauce. Serves 6-8.

Meat Sauce.: Heat a heavy saucepan on medium heat for five minutes. Add ground beef and stir to break up clumps. Cook till meat is browned well. Drain meat and set aside. Add onions and garlic to saucepan and cook over medium heat for about five minutes, or until softened. Return reserved meat to pan, along with spaghetti sauce, salt, oregano, basil, sugar, red wine and Romano cheese. Stir well to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste.

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