⭐️ Five Star Baked Spaghetti

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Baked spaghetti is a favorite around here!

Spaghetti is tossed with a quick, spicy meat sauce, topped with cheese and baked until hot and sizzling for a family-favorite meal.

Baked spaghetti on the plate
  • It's cozy, comforting and absolutely delightful.
  • Tried and true – the reviews speak for themselves.
  • Baked spaghetti is easy to doand you can add whatever vegetables you have on hand.
  • It's a not so expensive way to stretch a pound of meat to feed a crowd.
  • This recipe freeze and reheat WELL.

Ingredients for baked spaghetti

  • Meat: Use ground beef, Italian sausage, or a combination of the two. For a leaner option, you can use ground turkey or turkey sausage.
  • Aromatics: Onion, garlic and green pepper add flavor to the sauce.
  • Sauce: Use your favorite brand of pasta sauce or marinara sauce and add diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning for extra flavor
  • Pasta: Since this is a baked spaghetti recipe, I used spaghetti, but you can substitute any long pasta or whole grain spaghetti.
  • Cheese: A mix of mozzarella and parmesan adds a delicious topping. Pre-grated cheese works perfectly in this recipe.
Baked spaghetti in pan with cheese on top

How to Prepare Baked Spaghetti

  1. Browned beef and onions. Add the vegetables and tomato sauce and cook.
  2. Season the sauce with the cooked spaghetti and transfer it to a baking dish.
  3. Top with cheese and bake.

Holly's advice

Baked spaghetti is perfect for lasagna lovers looking for a quicker option.

  • Make sure the spaghetti is cooked al dente because the tagliatelle will still cook a little in the oven.
  • Add more vegetables to the sauce. Try sliced ​​mushrooms, shredded zucchini or carrots.
  • You can modify it to your liking and add more or less sauce if you prefer.

Feeling fancy? Garnish this recipe with fresh herbs such as basil or parsley before serving.

Baked spaghetti served on a white plate

How to prepare in advance

  • Prepare as directed and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Remove from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before baking and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until warm in the center.
  • Cook the casserole discovery this way the cheese can form a nice crust. Covering it will also create steam, which can overcook the spaghetti.

Just like stuffed shells, this simple recipe is perfect to serve with garlic bread and Caesar salad.

Pan full of baked spaghetti with portion removed

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Baked spaghetti

This baked spaghetti casserole is a family favorite and is super easy to make!

Preparation time 25 minutes

Time to cook 30 minutes

Total time 55 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

  • In a large pot of salted water, cook the spaghetti al dente according to package directions.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the meat, onion, garlic, seasoning and green pepper, breaking up the meat. Drain off fat if necessary.

  • Stir in the pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, and tomatoes. Simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes or until thickened. Add the cooked spaghetti and parsley.

  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, top with the cheeses and bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and the cheese is golden and bubbly. Cut into squares to serve.

If preparing in advance, increase the cooking time
This casserole can be covered with aluminum foil and frozen (before cooking). Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and cook for 35-40 minutes, adding the cheese after 20 minutes.
Leftovers can be covered with cling film and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until thoroughly heated.

Calories: 413 | Carbohydrates: 53G | Protein: 28G | Fat: 10G | Saturated fats: 5G | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1054mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 5G | Sugar: 9G | Vitamin A: 945UI | C vitamin: 28mg | Soccer: 216mg | Iron: 4mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Casserole, Dinner, Appetizer, Pasta
Kitchen American, Italian
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