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Baked Spaghetti

Cheesy baked spaghetti is the perfect meal for when you can’t decide between pasta or a casserole! Spaghetti noodles are combined with a meaty tomato sauce and three types of cheese, then baked in the oven for a kid-friendly dinner.
Prep Time22 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cheese, pasta, spaghetti
Servings: 12
Calories: 424kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, 6-8 minutes, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and seasoned salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat.
  • Place half the spaghetti mixture in a greased 13x9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish. Top with half the cottage cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 2mg