Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

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A simple, delicious, dinner recipe filled with hamburger, sausage, cheese, and more! The whole family will love this baked spaghetti!

This twist on the dinner classic: spaghetti has become a family favorite. It has all the makings of spaghetti, but in casserole form – similar to our Chicken Alfredo Bake. We have a feeling you will love this recipe!

Baked spaghetti being scooped out of a dish with a serving spoon

A Twist on a classic recipe

I have loved Spaghetti since I was a little girl! In fact, it’s always been a family favorite dinner recipe and one that everyone in my family enjoyed.

We grew up on this Spaghetti recipe, and have all introduced this to our own family’s, which means the entire crew (cousins and all) really love that recipe.

Today’s recipe is a twist on the dinner classic because it’s a bake! This Baked Spaghetti was very simple to make and was so delicious! It has a bit of a nip because it has Italian sausage, but if you don’t think your kids will like that, you can just use only hamburger meat

If you are looking to venture out and try a new spaghetti recipe, I highly suggest giving this one a try. We make pasta one night a week, and for us, it’s nice to have several recipes to choose from. You better believe this one is being added to the pasta rotation ASAP!

Cooked spaghetti noodles in baking dish

Assembling Spaghetti Casserole

Just a few simple steps to make this spaghetti bake…

SPAGHETTI. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package. While it’s cooking, prepare the egg mixture. Drain spaghetti, combine with egg mixture, and place in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

MEATS. In a large skillet, cook beef, sausage, sugar, oregano and basil over medium heat until meat is cooked. Drain and stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture.

Note: You can find sweet Italian sausage that has many of the same flavor profiles without the spicy red pepper flakes.

BAKE. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the cheese and fresh basil, and cook an additional 15 minutes. Let set a few minutes before serving. ENJOY!

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti with meat sauce in casserole dish before baking

Tips, substitutions + STORING

Low carb option: Spaghetti squash is a healthier alternative to normal spaghetti, but it just takes a little more prep work. It make have a slightly different texture, but it would overall be a healthier option despite the copious amounts of cheese in this recipe.

Meat variations: Like I mentioned before, if your family doesn’t care for spicy sausage, you can either use all ground beef, or find a sweeter, more mild sausage.

Making ahead/Freezer meal: You can assemble this casserole ahead of time before baking, cover it, and place it in the fridge. Just make sure to top with cheese after the initial baking time, just like it says in the instructions.

You can also freeze this casserole and defrost and bake for a quick dinner idea. The best idea would be to assemble this in a disposable pan so you don’t risk cracking a glass pan. This would be a great dish to bake and take to someone in need!

Spoonful of Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

Can’t wait to make this again! I’ll probably add some Parmesan next time on top. 😉

WHAT to serve with baked spaghetti:

Here are some of our favorites…

For more favorite pasta dishes, check out:

cheesy baked spaghetti in serving spoon

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Baked Spaghetti - a simple, delicious, dinner recipe filled with hamburger, sausage, cheese and more! Everyone will love this dinner recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 3134 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti uncooked, broken up
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 14 oz meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  3. While spaghetti is cooking beat egg, milk, salt,in a large bowl.
  4. Drain spaghetti and add to egg mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. pan.
  6. In a large skillet, cook beef, sausage, sugar, oregano and basil over medium heat until meat is cooked. Drain and stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with the cheese and fresh basil and cook an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Let set a few minutes before serving. ENJOY!

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this for the first time last month and between my brother and me, we devoured it in one seating, it was so good! It was my first time trying to make something like this so I was nervous but will definately make again.
    I want to make this for my parents but my mother is allergic to egg. Do you know what I can substitute it with?

  2. You mentioned to stir in both spaghe sauce and tomato sauce but dont list the amount of tomato saUce in ingredients.