Baked Spaghetti has definitely become one of my family’s favorite dishes. I love it because it comes together so quickly! It’s delicious and satisfying, perfect for a fast dinner during the week or a relaxing dinner on the weekend. Baked Spaghetti is also great for a pot luck or buffet, it’s always a crowd pleaser.
How to Make Baked Spaghetti
This recipe is so easy to adapt to your family’s favorites. We’ve made it using meatballs (sliced in half and placed over the pasta before adding the sauce). Many times we leave out the ground beef, but our favorite is to add sliced New Orleans sausage (by Johnsonville). If you like green pepper, you can saute that in with the onion and meat or add some sliced mushrooms to the sauce before pouring over the cooked spaghetti. The possibilities are unlimited.
This recipe also freezes well. Simple assemble and cool, but leave off the cheese and don’t bake. Cover and freeze. To bake, let sit overnight in the refrigerator, so it can partially thaw. Take out of the refrigerator about 30 to 45 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Mozzarella cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the internal temperature has reached 165˚ F. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.Baked Spaghetti,