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Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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Easy, cheesy baked spaghetti is a delicious homemade recipe we all love!

With Christmas behind us, I’m getting ready to kick off the new year.

Our family has been in a season of adjustment the last few months. I anticipate that this trend will continue in 2017 with new projects and commitments.

Because of this, I need wholesome, quick meals that all my boys will enjoy. This delicious baked spaghetti recipe fits the bill!

It’s a simple, classic Italian favorite that is baked in the oven to make a yummy meal even on busy nights.

I’m all about casserole style meals — especially when topped with Parmesan!

Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe


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All my boys love pasta dishes. An easy, cheesy twist on a classic, this spaghetti bake is sure to become an often requested favorite in our house.

Now that the boys are getting older, I love that I can also have them help more and more in the kitchen. This is a great way for us to bond — plus it eases my load!

There are yummy veggies hidden in this recipe. You could puree more to add to the sauce even if you want to really pack them in. Can you tell that’s one of my favorite methods for getting the good stuff in my boys? 🙂

This baked spaghetti recipe also makes a lovely presentation, so it’s a great option to serve your dinner guests as well.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients for Baked Spaghetti

Let’s get what you need to make this tasty recipe!

You’ll be using spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese. You can also add meatballs if you’d like.

I’ve also made this with zucchini noodles in addition to the regular spaghetti noodles. So yummy!

You could substitute only zucchini noodles too if you’d rather.

Sometimes, I use my own homemade tomato sauce recipe instead. I also often puree additional veggies to pop into the spaghetti sauce. It adds flavor and nutritional benefits!

What Temperature to Bake Spaghetti

You’ll set your oven to 350 degrees. Be sure to start preheating while you’re prepping the rest of the dish!

How to Make Baked Spaghetti

Cook your meatballs in a frying pan according to package directions and boil your spaghetti to el dente, according to package directions.

If you’re adding zucchini, you can spiralize it now too.

Drain the spaghetti and place back in the pot.

If you’re adding zucchini, you’d toss it in the mix now.

Stir in the spaghetti sauce and season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.

Pour the spaghetti into your casserole dish and top with mozzarella cheese.

 

How Long Do You Bake Spaghetti?

Cook until the cheese is melted, approximately 10-12 minutes.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley over top and serve.

What to Serve with Baked Spaghetti

My boys have declared this the world’s best baked spaghetti and meatballs. There are often second servings passed around the table.

I like to make a nice crusty loaf of garlic bread and a simple, fresh salad to go along with this easy baked spaghetti.

It’s a filling and hearty meal that we all enjoy eating.

 

baked-spaghetti

Look at all that lovely, bubbly cheese! Yum!

If you’re looking for a simple, quick meal that everyone will enjoy, I suggest you try this baked spaghetti soon — you’ll be glad you did!

Baked Spaghetti
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Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This easy twist on a classic family favorite is the perfect quick and hearty meal to serve!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-5 cups cooked spaghetti
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized *** OPTIONAL
  • 1 cup tomato spaghetti sauce
  • 1-3 teaspoons hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus extra for serving
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • Meatballs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cook your meatballs in a frying pan according to package directions and boil your spaghetti to el dente, according to package directions.
  3. ***Spiralize your zucchini with a spiralizer***
  4. Drain the spaghetti and place back in the pot.
  5. ***Add in the zucchini and toss to mix***
  6. Stir in the tomato sauce and season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the spaghetti into your casserole dish and top with cheese.
  8. Cook until the cheese is melted, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle cheese and parsley overtop and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.

    2 Comments

    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      This is the perfect family meal!

    2. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 3:15 am

      WOW! I will cook it for my birthday! So excited!

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