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Baked Spaghetti

The classic pasta baked up in a cheesy casserole. Perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner!

Baked Spaghetti from Table for Seven

This is a very quick and easy oven dish for a weekly dinner. It is super cheesy and my kids (and me!) love it. It’s a great to change up regular ole’ spaghetti every once in a while.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Egg
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Italian sausage

Spaghetti Noodles: You will need approx 4 cups of cooked noodles. This is about an 8 oz package of dried noodles. Regular or whole wheat will both work.

Tip: This recipe is a great way to make use of any leftover cooked spaghetti you have sitting in your refrigerator.

Italian Sausage: You can replace the sausage with ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken or a plant based crumble. You can also leave it out completely.

Spaghetti Sauce: Want to Make it Homemade? It’s easy!

How to Make:

  • Prepare dry pasta and Italian sausage. Drain them both. Don’t forget: Rinse the cooked pasta under cold water.
  • Next, in a mixing bowl, toss together cooked spaghetti, the egg, a portion of the mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread it on the bottom of a greased baking dish.
  • Then, sprinkle the top of that with the cooked ( and drained) sausage. Spread the top of that with the spaghetti sauce.
  • Finally, top it off with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake!
Baked Spaghetti from Table for Seven

A few tips:

  • Double the recipe and split into two 8 inch pans. Cover and freeze the second pan and have it on a later date. Defrost and uncover before baking in the oven.
  • Instead of crumbled meat, top with favorite cooked meatballs.
  • Add in chopped peppers, mushrooms,spinach or whatever your favorite veggies are.
  • It’s easily prepped beforehand. Make up the dish in the morning, cover and stick in your refrigerator until dinnertime. Just be sure to uncover before baking.

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Yield: Serves: 4-6

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti from Table for Seven
The classic pasta baked up in a cheesy casserole. Perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 8 oz dried spaghetti noodles or approz 4 cups cooked spaghetti noodles
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8 x 8 in baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, brown Italian sausage until no longer pink. Drain. Set aside.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to the package. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Toss spaghetti with egg, 1 cup of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Spread spaghetti mixture on the bottom of baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle cooked sausage on top of noodles, then, Evenly spread top with spaghetti sauce. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let it stand about 5 minutes before serving.


  • Cooking time includes browning of sausage.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 858mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Monday 3rd of October 2011

Thanks Jaymie! Hope you guys enjoy it!


Monday 3rd of October 2011

This looks delicious. My kids love all things pasta, so this might be a good recipe to add into our rotation. Thanks for sharing!

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