This Amazing Baked Spaghetti Recipe is going to quickly become a family favorite! This Baked Spaghetti Recipe will quickly take the place of your traditional spaghetti recipe, and become a family favorite!
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
This baked spaghetti is becoming a week night classic around my house. Baked spaghetti is so simple to make, that it is perfect for when you need a quick and tasty dinner. If you know you are going to be short on time at dinner time, you can make baked spaghetti ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven at dinner time to finish cooking.
My kids love pasta and they would eat it every single night if I would let them. Thankfully there are so many different ways to make pasta and change up the flavors. As mush as I love making homemade pasta during the week I don’t normally have time to make it so we stick with boxed pasta and change it up anytime we have pasta for dinner.
Easy Dinner Pasta Recipes
- Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
- 4 Ingredient Creamy Tomato Pasta
- Copy Cat Olive Garden Ziti al Forno
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
- Sausage baked Ziti
- Baked Feta Pasta
Best Sauce for Spaghetti
When making this easy spaghetti recipe you can use your favorite jar of sauce, however anytime I make a pasta dish I mush prefer homemade sauce. Homemade pasta sauce tastes so much better in every pasta dish including in this easy baked spaghetti.
The best way I have found to making my life easier is making batches of my favorite pasta sauces, storing them in the freezer, this way I don’t have to use jarred sauce. It is so easy to double and triple sauces when making them. Then I just let the sauce cool, and pour it into freezer bags. I freeze them and then just pull them out of the freezer and defrost them in the fridge in the morning I am going to need the sauce.
Some of my favorite sauces to use when making pasta dishes, including this easy spaghetti recipe are:
- Sun dried tomato Pasta Sauce
- Homemade Marinara Sauce
- Spicy Bacon Tomato Sauce
- Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce
- Homemade traditional Spaghetti Sauce
- Cherry Tomato Sauce
Any of these sauce recipes can be made in large batches (each recipe will make enough sauce for 1 meal) and then put in the freezer so you have them on hand when you are going to make baked spaghetti.
What to Serve with Baked Spaghetti
When we have baked spaghetti for dinner I like to pair it with a loaf of fresh bread, I just grab a loaf at the store, a salad and veggies. If I have extra time then I will make a fancy salad like, this Avocado BLT Salad or Strawberry Spinach pecan salad, other wise a bag salad from the store works perfectly. I always have Honey poppy seed dressing in the fridge, so I like to put that on top of any bagged salad we are having.
If I am short on time, then a bag of frozen veggies is my go to, however I also like making things like roasted cauliflower, Lemon Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan Asparagus. But feel free to add whatever your favorite vegetable side is when making this awesome baked spaghetti recipe.
If you are trying to have lower carbs, you could totally use zucchini noodles in place of regular pasta.
Baked Spaghetti Ingredients
- uncooked spaghetti
- pasta sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- parmesan cheese
How to Make Baked Spaghetti Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the Salt to the water. Add your pasta and cook the pasta 2 minutes short of the directions on the box.
Drain the pasta.
Mix the pasta with the sauce and a cup of cheese.
Place into a 9×13 baking dish and top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and basil.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
Easy Pasta Recipes
- Chicken Asparagus Pasta
- Olive Garden Chicken Pasta
- One Pot Chicken Alfredo
- Shrimp Alfredo
- Easy Baked Ziti
- Baked Feta Pasta
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 1 ½ cups spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
- fresh basil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the Salt to the water. Add your pasta and cook the pasta 2 minutes short of the directions on the box.
- Drain the pasta.
- Mix the pasta with the sauce and a cup of cheese.
- Place into a 9×13 baking dish and top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and basil.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
Comments & Reviews
This is our favorite way to eat spaghetti! My picky kids ask for seconds. ? It’s so much more flavorful baked! Awesome the next day too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
your welcome 🙂
What size package of spaghetti? I would like to make this tonight as a trial run for an upcoming graduation party.
Just the classic 1 pound box.