Baked Spaghetti

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Main Course | 0 comments


Baked Spaghetti

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Baked Spaghetti is a delicious and hearty Main Course that is perfect for serving a crowd. This classic Italian-American dish is great for dinner and is made with a slow cooked meat sauce that is layered with spaghetti noodles and melted Cheddar and Monterey cheese. The slow cooked meat sauce is the star of the dish, as it is rich and savory with a depth of flavor that comes from hours of simmering. The spaghetti noodles are cooked to perfection and provide a satisfying texture that pairs perfectly with the meat sauce. Baked until golden brown and bubbly, this dish is sure to impress any dinner party or satisfy a hungry family.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10


  • 8 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt Or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, onion poweder, garlic powder, sugar and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining. Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for 20 more minutes.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce. Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes. Cut into squares before serving.
Keyword Beef, Pasta


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