Basic Baked Spaghetti


Easy baked spaghetti made quickly in the oven. Use different cheeses to create your signature dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 9x13-inch dish


  • Âľ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 pound spaghetti

  • 1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cook beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly and brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir spaghetti sauce into beef. Reduce heat and simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in spaghetti; cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  4. Add spaghetti to meat mixture; mix well. Transfer to a 9x13-inch dish. Top with Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes.

    close up view of Basic Baked Spaghetti on a white plate with a slice of toast on the side

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
18g Fat
67g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 560mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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