Baked Spagehtti is the best way to enjoy a spaghetti dinner. If you are ready to step up your regular dinner, this is the way to do it!
My husband would live off of spaghetti if I would make it every day. But after making it (A LOT) for twenty years, it’s not my favorite. At all. I decided to switch things up and try baked spaghetti. And it is so much better! If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner, and one that will be a crowd pleaser, this is it. It is our new family favorite.
How to Make Baked Spaghetti
This spaghetti dinner starts off just like the recipe you have been using for years. First, cook your spaghetti noodles according to the packages directions. While the water is boiling, you can start on the meat sauce. Sauté the diced onions in butter, and when they turn golden, add your hamburger meat. Once the beef is cooked through and browned, you can add the spaghetti sauce to the mixture and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
After your noodles are cooked, drain them and add them to the sauce. Stir in some parmesan cheese and pour into a greased casserole dish. Then is the good part. Top the spaghetti with mozzarella and more parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Just adding this last step will make all of the difference.
If you like this recipe, check out more of my easy dinner ideas:
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
- 24 oz spaghetti sauce
- 1 lb ground beef
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 tbsp butter (or margarine)
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles (½ package)
- ¼ c parmesan cheese
- 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese (or more if you are cheesy)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cook spaghetti noodles.
- Meanwhile, saute onions in butter until golden brown.
- Add beef and brown.
- Next add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 10 mins.
- Add cooked noodles to spaghetti sauce.
- Mix in ⅛ c parmesan cheese.
- Dish into sprayed 9x13 pan.
- Top with ⅛ c parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese.
- 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. ;)
Food photography and styling courtesy of My Name is Snickerdoodle.
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.
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.
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!
When you say 1/2 package of spaghetti noodles, what size are you talking about?
Cindy R Moore says
That’s my question, as well! :)
Melonie smale says
The baked spaghetti sounds good! I am so tired of regular spaghetti!!!! It looks good!
Dawn M says
I made this tonight and even my spaghetti hating hubby loved it! Thank you for a great recipe.
Vera Lima says
Now I know what to make tonight for dinner.
Fantastic recipe! Will make this many times!!! Big family hit!
Jessica Carter says
Do you use shredded parmesan cheese or the powdered kind like you sprinkle on pizza?
Nance Salkeld 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!
Heather G. says
Yum, yum, yum! Anything cheesy saucy is a winner in my book :)
Lindsay Lee says
That looks delicious! I may need to try this :)
looks like YUM! making it tomorrow!