Cheesy Spaghetti Bake Recipe
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Cheesy Spaghetti Bake Recipe

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With all the favorite ingredients of spaghetti and meat sauce, this recipe makes two hearty family-style casseroles. It’s great for entertaining or a potluck. —Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked spaghetti, broken into 3-inch pieces
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 305 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and place in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes; set aside.
  2. In two Dutch ovens or stock pots, cook the beef, onions and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. To each pot, add 2 cups of milk, two cans of tomato soup, one can of mushroom soup and 1 cup of cheese. Bring to a boil.
  3. Spoon over spaghetti (spaghetti will absorb liquid during baking). Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and top is lightly browned. Yield: 2 casseroles (12 servings each).
Originally published as Cheesy Spaghetti Bake in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 37

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pamelag21 User ID: 1233367 233429
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Fabulous! The whole family loves it - I have made it many, many times. I reduce some of the milk and ground beef, and increase the pasta. Rather than layering the casserole, I mix in all together, before putting it into the dish."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 73063
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"3 pounds of beef is plenty sufficient. Doesn't taste like spaghetti as others have said, but does taste creamy & delicious!"

Straight Face User ID: 6944729 73047
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Very good recipe! Loved the creamy flavor"

Becky Jo User ID: 5593979 57407
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"This dish is great! If you expect it to taste like traditional spaghetti, you will be disappointed. You need to think of it as a hearty casserole. When you make the sauce, it appears to be way too thin - but it does all get absorbed into the pasta, so don't skimp on the milk or it will be too dry. This recipe makes TWO 9x13 pans -- so most people will probably want to only make half. I will mention that I prefer to make it, bake it and then freeze it. When I want it for supper, I thaw it and bake it again. I think freezing it makes it even better!"

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 89878
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"This dish tasted ok. It was not amazing in the least though. There was not nearly enough pasta so I ended up adding more. It did not really have a spaghetti flavor at all in my opinion. More like creamy tomato pasta. Not at all what I was expecting. All in all, it still tasted good but I've had lots better!"

erin0107 User ID: 5593300 146064
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"We had this for dinner this week and it was great. The leftovers were great warmed up also."

tbent User ID: 4361304 124616
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"The kids love it; I've made this for family get-togethers and everyone really enjoys it."

rnjmeek User ID: 4375316 89852
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"My daughter won't eat traditional spaghetti so I tried this recipe. The whole family loves it. I did use less ground beef than the recipe calls for. I will make this again!"

Chanda User ID: 573516 89850
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"Have tried this recipe and love it, the soup inside thickens as it cooks and then once done it thickens as it sits. It is a great recipe and easily divided in half as I don't always need two dishes. It is my favorite baked spaghetti recipe. Hope you like it!


mtpenner User ID: 3915650 89848
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"I actually submitted a very similar recipe...with only 1.5 pounds of ground beef and without the milk, otherwise almost exactly the same. I'd prefer it my way, but some people like a lot of meat. The version I use is not dry at all, I can't imagine adding milk to it."

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