Baked Spaghetti

My husband could eat spaghetti every day for the rest of his life.  I found this recipe at All Recipes and it was DELICIOUS!  We will definitely be making this again.  My husband has never been so happy to take leftovers to work!
Baked Spaghetti

10 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with half of the cottage cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
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69 Responses to “Baked Spaghetti”

      • I have been baking left over spaghetti for a long time by just adding some additional butter and cheese on top. I usually start the spaghetti warming in oven while I grate the cheddar cheese, when I put on the cheese I cover top for 30 mins or maybe longer then uncover for additional 15 mins. To get the "baked" effect you will need it to bake at least this long. I like the edges to get a little crispy. :)
  1. Amanda Napolitano
    I am so happy I found this recipe here! I couldn't find it on All Recipe's website anymore and this is my favorite one! It is so good! I omit the cottage cheese and use more sauce, the 26oz jar didn't seem to be enough the first time I made this, but it was a HUGE hit! I had a group of friends over when I made this and they loved it. The guys couldn't get enough! Sent leftovers home with everyone :) Very good recipe!
  2. Samantha Doss
    I found this recipe on Pinterest. We made it without the cottage cheese and it turned out great! I am planning on making it again, but adding extra sauce. My husband and son loved it! Said it was better than baked spaghetti from one of our local Italian restaurants!
  3. Shannon Lindsay
    I made this recipe a few months ago. It was wonderful. My young adult son works weird hours. He liked it so much he said he could eat it everyday. He also said I should keep the leftovers on hand frequently because he would love to have it as a go to food for lunch or dinner on a busy day. It took a little bit of time to make but the leftovers were great. Well worth the effort. Thanks for this great recipe.
  4. I was worried about comments on it being dry but stuck to the recipe and it was perfect! Far from dry. Maybe others mismeasured or just like a dripping spaghetti. It was very moist but not watery. It had a great taste and all 5 of my very picky eaters loved it. I just had to keep it a secret that it was cottage cheese, until of course they were done. We will definitely be making it again. Maybe next time I might use Italian sausage instead of ground beef.
  5. Made this last night. Used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. My husband, who is extremely picky and doesn't care for spaghetti the traditional way, LOVED it. When I make it again, I will use more sauce, but that is just a personal preference. Turned out great! Having leftovers for lunch today?
  6. Kristi
    I made this last night and my son and I really like it but my husband thought it didn't have enough sauce in it, which is what I liked about it, lol! So I guess I'm going to have to find a way to add some sauce but not too much for a happy medium.
  7. I want to make this for a friend. I'm going to freeze it. I've read the comments. From what I take you bake it. Then freeze it. Thaw it in the overnight fridge before baking. My question is how long do you bake it after it is frozen and at what temp? I want it to turn out delicious for her and her family. Thanks!!

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