Baked Spaghetti

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Comforting baked spaghetti recipe with plenty of melted cheese — the perfect dish for potlucks, family gatherings, or a weeknight dinner.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (32 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 2 eggs

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese

  • 5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until meat is browned and onion is soft and translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess oil from the pan; stir in spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt.

  4. Whisk eggs, Parmesan, and butter in a large bowl. Add spaghetti and toss to coat.

  5. Place 1/2 of the spaghetti mixture in the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the cottage cheese, 2 cups mozzarella, and 1/2 of the meat sauce. Repeat layers. Cover with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Continue to bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

    close up view of baked spaghetti with melted cheese on top
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

797 Calories
41g Fat
61g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 797
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1326mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 667mg 51%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 722mg 15%

* 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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