BAKED SPAGHETTI – The Southern Lady Cooks = Delicious Casserole

This recipe for Baked Spaghetti has been a favorite of my family for years. It’s easy to make and a reheats really well. I love to make this for a big Sunday dinner and enjoy leftovers for the next few days.  Just add some garlic bread and a salad for a great meal.

Baked Spaghetti Simple Ingredients:

Ground beef

Green pepper


Dried oregano or Italian seasoning

Black pepper



Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice

Package spaghetti


Parmesan cheese, divided

Cottage cheese or ricotta cheese

Mozzarella cheese

You can use riccotta or cottage cheese, I have made it with both and it was delicious either way. This recipe is one you will make over and over and it has wonderful reviews!

“This was amazing! I just made it tonight with some roasted vegetables. I will definitely be making it again. My son even asked to bring it to school tomorrow in his lunch.” – Karen

“I followed recipe exactly as written here and oh my gosh it’s delicious!!! I can’t wait to try more recipes. Thank you!” – Monica

“Made this tonight and it was an instant hit. The only difference I made was adding mushrooms and green olives to the meats sauce, and I cooked the ground beef with the minced garlic and oregano. Kids and hubby ate it up….no leftovers!! Thanks for a great recipe!!” – Jessica

If you love this dish you may also love our Chicken Parmesan Meatball Skillet! Super easy and made with ground chicken.

Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

Baked Spaghetti - The Southern Lady Cooks

Baked Spaghetti - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Baked Spaghetti

This baked spaghetti is the perfect comfort food.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr 5 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Baked Spaghetti

Servings: 10 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1.5- 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 24 ounce container Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice
  • 1 8 ounce package spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 24 ounce container cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Brown ground beef, green pepper, and onion in a large skillet on top of the stove, drain. Add the oregano, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and Italian Spaghetti sauce to hamburger and stir to mix.

  • Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, drain. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add the hot spaghetti and toss with the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread spaghetti in bottom of dish and cover with entire container of cottage cheese.

  • Spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese. Top with the other 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 30 minutes. Remove covering and cook for 15 more minutes.

This makes about 10 to 12 servings and keeps great in the refrigerator for several days. It is great reheated in the stove or microwave. You could also freeze part of it or cut the recipe in half.


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