BAKED SPAGHETTI – The Southern Lady Cooks = Delicious Casserole

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Baked spaghetti is a great comfort food recipe.

Baked Spaghetti

This recipe for Baked Spaghetti has been a favorite of my family for years.  Just add some garlic bread and a salad for a great meal.  Your family and friends will love this spaghetti. It is great for game day or anytime you have guests.

Ingredients for baked spaghetti:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (24 ounce) container Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

1 (24 ounce) container cottage cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown ground beef, green pepper, and onion in a large skillet on top of the stove, drain.   Add the oregano, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and Italian Spaghetti sauce to hamburger and stir to mix. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, drain.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Add the hot spaghetti and toss with the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.  Spread spaghetti in bottom of dish and cover with entire container of cottage cheese.  Spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese.  Top with the other  1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 30 minutes.  Remove covering and cook for 15 more minutes.  This makes about 10 to 12 servings and keeps great in the refrigerator for several days. It is great reheated in the stove or microwave.   You could also freeze part of it or cut the recipe in half.  Enjoy! Note: You can use substitute ricotta cheese in the place of the cottage cheese.

 

I recently made this recipe for a potluck and it was a huge hit! So easy to put together and there was none left.

 

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Baked Meatballs for Spaghetti or Appetizers

Baked Spaghetti

This baked spaghetti is the perfect comfort food.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr 5 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Baked Spaghetti

Servings: 10 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 24 ounce container Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice
  • 1 8 ounce package spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 24 ounce container cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Brown ground beef, green pepper, and onion in a large skillet on top of the stove, drain. Add the oregano, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and Italian Spaghetti sauce to hamburger and stir to mix.

  • Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, drain. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add the hot spaghetti and toss with the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread spaghetti in bottom of dish and cover with entire container of cottage cheese.

  • Spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese. Top with the other 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 30 minutes. Remove covering and cook for 15 more minutes.

This makes about 10 to 12 servings and keeps great in the refrigerator for several days. It is great reheated in the stove or microwave. You could also freeze part of it or cut the recipe in half.

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