Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole! Delicious and easy, this casserole is a great twist on a family favorite! Spaghetti noodles combined with a quick & easy fully loaded sauce & tons of gooey cheese!! @spendpennies

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

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This easy baked spaghetti casserole is a family favorite that is easy to prepare!  To make this recipe extra quick and easy, I doctor up a jarred sauce with lean beef and seasoning but if you have the time, it’s definitely worth it to make  a homemade sauce!

Baked Spaghetti Casserole! Delicious and easy, this casserole is a great twist on a family favorite! Spaghetti noodles combined with a quick & easy fully loaded sauce & tons of gooey cheese!! @spendpennies

One great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever you like, if you don’t like green pepper, skip it and add diced mushrooms or zucchini.  I personally add 32 oz of pasta sauce to this recipe because I like my pasta quite saucy…  you can easily adjust this to your liking though and add more or less sauce.  Serve this with a side salad and garlic toast for an easy meal.  This easy casserole is great leftover and freezes perfectly!

Baked Spaghetti Casserole! Delicious and easy, this casserole is a great twist on a family favorite! Spaghetti noodles combined with a quick & easy fully loaded sauce & tons of gooey cheese!! @spendpennies

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Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

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  • 12 oz spaghetti noodles , cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Sauce

  • Homemade Sauce
  • OR
  • 1 lb ground beef (or italian sausage)
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 green pepper , diced
  • 32 oz pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Brown meat, onion, garlic, seasoning and green pepper over medium heat making sure to break up the meat very well. (Drain any fat if needed).
  3. Add pasta sauce to meat and stir well. Toss meat sauce with spaghetti noodles and parsley.
  4. Place pasta in a 9x13 pan. Top with cheeses and bake 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted & lightly browned.

Recipe Notes

Note: You can add more or less pasta sauce depending on how 'saucy' you like your spaghetti.

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Baked Spaghetti Casserole! Delicious and easy, this casserole is a great twist on a family favorite! Spaghetti noodles combined with a quick & easy fully loaded sauce & tons of gooey cheese!! @spendpennies

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

3 comments on “Baked Spaghetti Casserole”

  1. Nothing better on a fall night than a big casserole of baked spaghetti. Love how you doctored the sauce. Sounds delish!

  2. I make this all the time. I layer my noodles, meat, sauce, and cheese! Family fav!

  3. These casseroles look so delicious, I can’t wait to try some!

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