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Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 638kcal
Baked Spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, and cozy dinner any night of the week. This super simple comfort food recipe is something your whole family is sure to love!
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  • 16 ounces dry spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce one jar of your favorite
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
    ingredients for baked spaghetti
  • Cook the spaghetti, per package directions, to al dente and drain.
    16 ounces dry spaghetti
  • While the spaghetti cooks, brown the beef in a large skillet set over medium heat. Break the beef up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
    1 pound ground chuck
    ground beef in a skillet with a wood spoon
  • Drain the beef and wipe out the skillet.
  • In the same skillet, add the oil and butter. Add onions and cook until onion has softened and is translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 medium yellow onion, 3 garlic cloves
    minced garlic and cooked chopped onions in a skillet with a wood spoon
  • Add the beef, marinara sauce, 1 tablespoon chopped basil, and ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    24 ounces marinara sauce, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, and ground beef in a skillet with a wood spoon
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the meat sauce mixture and stir until spaghetti is well coated.
    cooked spaghetti noodles coated with marinara meat sauce in a skillet with 2 wood spoons
  • Transfer the spaghetti mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining ¼ cup parmesan cheese.
    1 cup shredded mozzarella
    spaghetti mixture topped with cheese in a casserole pan before baking
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until cheese has melted and the spaghetti is hot throughout.
  • Garnish with the remaining chopped basil and serve.
    baked spaghetti in a casserole dish



Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 3.8mg