Baked Spaghetti Casserole

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Nov. 04, 2014

Baked Spaghetti Casserole is an easy dish to make, and it tastes a lot like lasagna. Spaghetti is baked with sauce, seasoned meat, ricotta cheese and more. This is a great dish to take to a party or serve during the week.
If you love lasagna you are going to love this casserole. It is easier to prepare than lasagna and tastes just as good. We will fill with this with ricotta cheese so it is wonderfully creamy, and crowd pleasing.


Ground chuck 1/2 Pound
Pasta 12 Ounce
Italian sausage 1/2 Pound
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Bacon slices 2 , chopped
White onion 1 , chopped (pprox 1 cup)
Sliced mushroom 4 Ounce
Italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
Red pepper flakes 1/4 Teaspoon (1/2
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Eggs 2
Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pasta sauce 14 Ounce (1 jar)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ricotta cheese 1 Pound
Italian cheese blend 3 Cup (48 tbs)



Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the 12 ounces of pasta.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Cook according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of water for the casserole once the pasta has finished cooking.

Sauté together ground chuck and italian sausage. Cook over a medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper.

While the meat is cooking chop onion and mushrooms and add to the pan. When the meats have cooked thoroughly remove from pan, and drain excess oil if necessary.

Place pasta into a large boil and combine with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 beaten eggs and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir will to combine all ingredients.

Place pasta sauce into a large bowl with 1 cup of water. Stir to combine. You will create a thin sauce.

Pour a couple of ladles of sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Add just enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Add half of the cooked pasta to the pan.

Spoon ricotta cheese of onto the spaghetti. Add in small dollops it will melt while cooking. Spoon half of the meat mixture onto the ricotta cheese. Add about 1 cup of Italian blend cheese on top of meat mixture.

Cover meat with just enough sauce to cover the meat. Add the remaining pasta, and then top with the remaining meat. Add about 1 cup of Italian blend cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.


Serve it hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 547Calories from Fat 288

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 960 mg40%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet