I want my spaghetti to lie straight and flat on the plate. How will I cook the noodles without getting them all tangled up? Can I bake them in a bread pan with sauce and meat?
To add to the existing answer. The easiest method would probably be to bake the spaghetti. If you cook the spaghetti in a casserole in the oven instead of cooking them in a pot of water, they get less tangled and stay straight. You can take them out with a spatula which should help them stay in shape.
I found this article/recipe that follows a couple of simple steps to make baked spaghetti without stirring them (so that they don't get tangled up) and also provides a picture of the result.
Coat the spaghetti with olive oil. Since you will not cook the spaghetti before placing it in the baking dish (added: and put them straight into the casserole and not toss or turn them during the process), it’s important to coat the spaghetti with olive oil to make sure it doesn’t stick together while baking in the oven.
Salt the spaghetti before it bakes (added: and add the other ingredients). Just as it’s important to add salt when cooking spaghetti traditionally, it’s the same idea when baking spaghetti. Add the salt right to the pasta in the beginning for best flavor.
Make sure to use enough liquid for the spaghetti. These one pan meals can be tricky to measure the right amount of liquid for pasta. But in general 4 ounces of pasta will take about 1 cup of liquid. I like it a little saucier, so I use 5 cups of liquid for 16 ounces of pasta. A good rule of thumb is to make sure there is enough liquid to cover the pasta in the baking dish.