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Baked Spaghetti Recipe (Easy)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 638kcal
Baked Spaghetti is a cheesy, tasty, easy dinner for any night of the week. This super easy baked spaghetti recipe is something the 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 (your favorite) (one jar)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 350°F and spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cook the spaghetti, per package directions, to al dente and drain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti and stir until the spaghetti is well-coated.
  • Transfer the spaghetti mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with Mozzarella and the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy!



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