Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

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Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

 

I love it when a dish comes together as the perfect comfort food. Spaghetti is already an ultimate comfort food in my book, but baking it with cheese takes it to another level. This spaghetti bake recipe has been a family favorite for some time, and my kiddos love it. It is cost effective and filling, and it makes a lot. Still, it usually gets gobbled up so fast when I make it.

 

spaghetti bake lower-calorie in glass dish

 

There are several ingredients to this dish, but many of them are seasonings. I love using these seasonings because it gives so much flavor to this dish that isn’t normally found 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. It takes a bit of time to bake once it’s put together, like most baked pasta dishes, but it is well worth the wait.

 

spaghetti bake lower-calorie in glass dish

 

This makes a great family dinner, or can even be taken to potlucks or parties to share. It’s perfect served with a side salad, or even garlic bread if you’d like. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite comfort foods are. For me, spaghetti is at the top of the list. Followed closely by pretty much any other Italian food dish.

 

spaghetti bake in glass dish

 

I hope you enjoy this spaghetti bake as much as we do. It’s approximately 300 calories for a one cup serving, which is pretty good since spaghetti is filling.

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or tag me on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

Calories per serving (1 cup): 302

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Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti bake is a true comfort food. This version is lower in calories while maintaining its comforting taste. Perfect for a family dinner or potluck.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: baked spaghetti, comfort food, low calorie food option, spaghetti bake
Servings: 12
Calories: 302kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package spaghetti
  • 1 1 /2 lbs 93/7 ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 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

  • Break spaghetti noodles in half and cook according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • Add the soups, tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and seasonings. Mix well and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once spaghetti is cooked, drain. Stir into meat sauce. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and mix well.
  • Transfer to 13" x 9" greased baking pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 17mg
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 688mg29%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 17mg94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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