Baked Spaghetti

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Baked Spaghetti - because it really tastes so much better baked!

My husband would live off of spaghetti if I would make it every day.  But after making it (A LOT)  for close to thirteen years, it’s not my fave.  At all.   I recently decided to try baked spaghetti. So.much.better.  I’m sure there are more technical ways of making it but if you are looking for a quick fix and crowd pleaser, this is our new family favorite.

Baked Spaghetti
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp of butter/margarine
  • ½ package spaghetti noodles
  • ¼ c. parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese (or more if you are cheesy)
  1. Preheat oven at 350.
  2. Cook spaghetti noodles.
  3. Meanwhile, saute onions in butter until golden brown.
  4. Add beef and brown.
  5. Next add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 10 mins.
  6. Add cooked noodles to spaghetti sauce.
  7. Mix in ⅛ c. parmesan cheese.
  8. Dish into sprayed 9x13 pan.
  9. Top with ⅛ c. parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for 20-30 mins.


I almost feel bad for posting this because it’s so darn easy.  But I’m always on the hunt for the it’s-dinnertime-what-am-i-going-to-make quick recipes.  This fits the bill.  Please enjoy. ;)

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  1. Nancy says

    I’m looking forward to making this! I would also like to know what size box of spaghetti and the type of parmesan cheese was used.

  2. Serena Jones says

    I have the same question. What is a 1/ 2 bag of spaghetti noodles? 1/2 of 8oz? 1/2 of 1 lb?
    Please and thank you.

  3. Melissa H says

    I made the baked spaghetti tonight and my entire family couldn’t get enough! Even my super picky, I’m not eating anything right now, 20 month old ate his entire plate. I can’t wait to try the other suggestions. Thank you for posting an easy, delicious recipe!

  4. Dawn M says

    I made this tonight and even my spaghetti hating hubby loved it! Thank you for a great recipe.

  5. Jessica Carter says

    Do you use shredded parmesan cheese or the powdered kind like you sprinkle on pizza?

  6. says

    I just started making baked spaghetti myself. My son told me he prefers it to regular spaghetti. I’ve done it meatless with egg noodles, sauce, mozarella cheese and goat cheese with parmesan and bread crumbs sprinkled on top (that way I don’t have to make bread too!)!

    Love your site!