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Favorite Baked Spaghetti Recipe
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Favorite Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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This yummy spaghetti casserole will be requested again and again for potlucks and family gatherings. It's especially popular with my grandchildren, who just love all the cheese. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 526 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 881 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 3-qt, baking dish. Top with half of the cottage cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Baked Spaghetti in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p65

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 526 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 881 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"Taste fantastic! My husband never comments on food too much, but we ate it again for

lunch 2 days later and he said he forgot how good it was."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Just plain AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Easy, quick and good - my kind of cooking. Reheated well."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"This one was good. My choice instead of the beef would be veggies, such as yellow squash and eggplant. Slice them and salute these slices in a little butter and olive oil EVOO, and do the layering accordingly. You can also vary the cheeses, using cheddar instead of the Mozzarella.

Just my choice...."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"This reads like a wonderful recipe; if I make it (and I will), I'll have to share it with my coworkers because otherwise, I'd eat the whole thing over several days by myself, LOL. I like how it seems to be a simplified version of lasagna, one of my personal favorite dishes, but more work than I want to put into something just for me. This dish will be easy, and the leftovers will provide delightful lunches for a week!"

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