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Baked Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

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This baked spaghetti casserole recipe is a true comfort food. It’s a great comfort food and perfect for a family dinner or potluck.

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This baked spaghetti casserole recipe is the ultimate comfort food. The baked cheese on top takes this dish to another level.

This recipe is a favorite meal in my family, and has been for a long time. Not only is this meal cost effective and filling, it makes a lot. However, it still gets gobbled up so fast when I make it.

What is the secret to making baked spaghetti so flavorful?

There are several ingredients to this dish, but many of them are seasonings. I love using these seasonings because they give so much flavor that I don’t normally find in spaghetti dishes.

There is no jarred spaghetti sauce here because the sauce is made from soups, tomato sauce, and a variety of herbs and seasonings. Once the dish is put together it takes some time to bake, like most baked pasta dishes, but it is well worth the wait.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Great meal for the whole family
  • Ultimate comfort food
  • Great for a crowd
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Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the spaghetti to the instructions provided on the package.

2 – In a skillet, cook the ground beef, onion and bell pepper together until the meat is no longer pink. Drain the meat and return it to the skillet. 

3 – Add the soups, tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and seasonings and mix well. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes.

4 – When the spaghetti is done cooking, drain and stir it into the meat sauce.

5 – Add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and mix well.

6 – Transfer to a 13 x 9-inch greased baking pan.

7 – Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

8 – Uncover and sprinkle the remaining cheese then bake 15 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

Baked spaghetti makes a perfect dish for potlucks and parties to share with a crowd.

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What do I serve with spaghetti bake?

Garlic bread is a traditional side to serve with spaghetti dishes. Green salads, and cooked vegetables are also a good side dish option. 

How do I store my leftover spaghetti?

Properly stored in an ai tight container, or wrapped with a plastic wrap cover, the spaghetti will last for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Calories per serving (1 cup): 302

Yield: 12 Servings

Baked Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

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This baked spaghetti casserole recipe is a true comfort food. It's a great comfort food and perfect for a family dinner or potluck.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz package spaghetti
  • 1 1 /2 lbs 93/7 ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Break spaghetti noodles in half and cook according to package directions.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, heat large skillet to medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef, onion and bell pepper until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Add the soups, tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and seasonings. Mix well and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Once spaghetti is cooked, drain. Stir into meat sauce. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and mix well.
  5. Transfer to 13 x 9-inch greased baking pan. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 20g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Beth

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

I really loved the homemade sauce in this! So tasty and delicious! Easy to make too!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thanks so much, Beth!

Noelle

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

The perfect comfort food! I love bakes like these, thank you for the great idea

simplylowcal

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

You're welcome! I hope you enjoy.

Jill

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

A comforting pasta dish lightened up - what a great idea!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thanks, Jill!

Alison

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

A good spaghetti bake is always a family favorite in our house. I love how this is a healthy version.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thanks, Alison!

Krissy Allori

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Loved this hearty and crowd pleasing recipe.. You are right that the all the seasonings give it so much flavor.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thanks, Krissy!

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