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Easy Baked Spaghetti

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This hearty spaghetti casserole bakes with meat sauce and a creamy layer of ricotta cheese. If you're a fan of crispy edges, you can bake it in a 9 1/2- or 10-inch-wide Bundt pan instead of the casserole dish, and the whole thing will have those wonderful edges! (Allow the same amount of time for baking, about 40 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.) The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray (for baking dish and meat sauce)
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • salt (for pasta water)
  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for meat sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for meat sauce)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (for meat sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning (for meat sauce)
  • 4 cups marinara sauce (4 cups is about 36 oz.)
  • 15 oz. low-moisture ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup is about 2 oz.)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for ricotta mixture, 1 cup is about 4 oz.)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (for top of dish, 2 cups is about 8 oz.)
  • fresh basil leaves (optional, for serving)
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    Calories520Calories from Fat220
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat13g65%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat220
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Willis a month ago
    good recipe, easy. just should have used more sauce or less noodles
    Nicole Casa a month ago
    This dish is so delicious!! Simple to make and very little cleanup. I added an egg and a little heavy cream to my ricotta and it came out perfectly creamy and tasty!
    brady J. 3 months ago
    used thinly sliced and diced rib eye in place of ground beef, then added Italian meatballs before last last layer of cheese. mmmm mmm mmmmm!!!!
    Heimburger 6 months ago
    Fabulous! easy to prepare and tasty! Good winter dish!
    Marie Magee 8 months ago
    Excellent! It took a little longer than I had planned to prep but those were issues that I could have prepared better for. It was a HUGE hit with my husband and teenage son! Will definitely make again!
    Brittany Radford 9 months ago
    After carefully reading reviews, I tweaked this recipe. The slight variation of this version I made turned out fantastic! First off, I realized I didn't have spaghetti noodles, so I subbed the ziti I had on hand. I took heed and made half the box instead of 3/4. I also made 46 ounces of sauce with my 1 lb of ground beef. Finally, I heavily seasoned the ricotta mixture (by doubling the measurements) before putting it all together. Adjusting this recipe made it incredible, the perfect complimentary ratios of meat to noodle to sauce and flavor. I followed the assembly exactly as well as cooking time and temperature. This will go in my recipe index as one to remake again and again!
    Benjamin Thornton 9 months ago
    Extremely delicious and inexpensive but fairly time consuming.
    Kayla Phillips 9 months ago
    Really good, a little dry. Might use more sauce next time
    matthew wagner a year ago
    OMG. This is better than restaurants I've been to! Forget eating out, I'm cooking for now on!
    Breeze a year ago
    maybe more cheese and tomato sauce will turn this 4 star review into a 5. really good tho.
    Britney M a year ago
    It was amazing!!!. I used ground sausage and added basil leaves. I highly recommend.
    Jessy Jean a year ago
    Made as instructed, but it’s entirely way too much pasta for only 1lb of ground beef. Less pasta (probably 1/2) and 1lb of beef, more sauce needed and added some seasonings to our taste. I will make it again but, modify to meet our family’s taste.
    Lindy Kennedy a year ago
    I loved it!! It was a total hit for the fam
    Kristin a year ago
    excellent, the whole family loves it! easy and delicious
    tina n. 2 years ago
    delish, would make again
    Beth Bozeman 2 years ago
    It was good. However, next time I’ll use less noodles and more meat and season it a little more! Needs some tweaking, but overall I would recommend it.
    Isabela Urriola 2 years ago
    Good. Would make it again
    mildred caldwell 2 years ago
    it turned out great 👍
    Troy Komoda 2 years ago
    Awesome! Easy and very tasty! Kids love it too!
    mmmRecipes 2 years ago
    Yummy Recipes I love it!
    Kimberly 3 years ago
    Didn’t use measuring cups but still was to die for
    Robert Allen 3 years ago
    amazing. im the best chef ever