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Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This satisfying pasta bake is quick to make and will please young and old alike. Add a salad and breadsticks, and you're ready for company. —Betty Rabe, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 cups (4 to 8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg, milk and salt. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook beef, sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cool spaghetti completely before tossing with egg mixture. Transfer to baking dish; cover and refrigerate. Meanwhile, prepare meat sauce and cool completely before spooning over spaghetti mixture. Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 286 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein

Reviews for Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti

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upchurch1
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"I'll let you know tomorrow after I prepare it for 50 people"

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Simplegardener
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"I don't understand those who rate a recipe and then proceed to write their recipe that is completely different from the one written. I get minor tweaks, which most cooks do anyway, but this whole paragraph of changes doesn't belong here.

Otherwise, I enjoyed this dish AS WRITTEN."

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delowenstein
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"I tried this recipe and I'd used 1 lb. of ground turkey instead of beef and three sweet Italian turkey sausages which I'd broken up, along with 1 green pepper & the onion. I'd added 2 Tbsp. oil to the meat/sausage for more even cooking/browning. I had added 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground pepper to egg and milk mixture.

For the sauce, I used a 15-oz. can of pizza sauce a 15-oz. can of tomato sauce. For cheese, I used about 1 to 1-1/2 cups of Italian 5-blend shredded cheese. I'd baked the entire dish for 30 minutes at 350o F. I think the recipe was very tasty! delowenstein"

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dzickuhr
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"This recipe could be good if it was tweaked a bit. The sausage needs to be cooked separately to ensure doneness. It was good but I like the person's idea of adding ground sausage instead to give it that even cooking."

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Candmsmith
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"My family loved this recipe!! Especially my 6 year old !"

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Jenna092
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to make! Just missing a little special something that would make it amazing."

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meaganteal
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"Fantastic! Only change was instead of Italian sausage( hubby hates it) I used pork sausage. Sooooo good. Served with garlic bread and a salad. Hubby said he would be happy to have this for leftovers."

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Flashy mom
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"I added a 23.9 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce with sausage instead of a 14 ounce jar without meat, dried basil and garlic powder to the meat mixture. I also put Parmesan cheese on top of the mozzarella cheese. All other ingredients remained the same. Very good. Next time I will add the Parmesan cheese and parsley to the spaghetti mixture as a previous review suggested."

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damonsamara
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"SUPER!!!! Husband and I both absolutely loved it!!! So easy to put to together."

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daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"This was really good and even better, it was so easy to make. I didn't have the green pepper but it didn't deter from the deliciousness.

My daughter came out of her room and said, "Mom, you have my permission to make this again!" and proceeded to have a second helping."

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CookinLovin
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"I have made a very similar recipe like this for years. What my recipe calls for is to omit the milk and add a 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, a TBS of garlic powder and a TBS of dried parsley flakes to the egg/noodle mixture then spread a layer (about a cup) of sour cream between the noodles and tomato/beef mixture. It adds a great flavor and texture to the dish."

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lil buns
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Excellent!!!!"

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Sweethart721
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"So delicious! I used diced tomatoes because I did have tomato sauce. For my spaghetti sauce I used McCormicks Thick and Zesty packet and made my own! I also used Mostacolli noodles."

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Carmen21212
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Great taste, easy recipe to make. Can make this whenever as I always have these ingredients on hand. Will definitely make again. My husband really liked this."

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lbeers
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Love this recipe. It's easy to make and big on taste. I have a couple of picky eaters and this was a hit with them. I know this is a recipe I will be making often."

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mbaulch
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Easy. Used 16 oz pasta, large spag sauce, 1# italian ssg, and doubled milk/egg."

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jenrsnyder
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"I thought this was a nice twist on plain spaghetti. I added a little Parmesan to the noodle mix, used a lb of hamburger with no sausage and a 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce like another person suggested. I like the flavor the green pepper added. With a salad and some garlic bread it's a winning dinner!"

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dschultz01
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Nice change to just making spaghetti, but nothing really that special about it. Easy to make and tasted like spaghetti. I only had a 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce, so I just used that and omitted the tomato sauce. Also, used only ground beef, added some minced garlic to the beef, onion, and green pepper, and added parmesan cheese to the top."

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Kathy3317
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"This was quick and easy. My husband loved it and honestly I did make one small change by adding fresh garlic with the onion, but only because it's a habit! My husband would just like a tad more meat, otherwise it was perfect."

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Ali006
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"I changed the recipe up a bit. I used homemade tomato sauce, omitted the green pepper because I didn't have any and added a can of sliced mushrooms plus I used lean ground chicken and mild sausage. I also added my own spices - Italian seasoning, minced garlic, parsley and celery seed. I cooked the sauce all day in the slow cooker on low and added Parmesan cheese to the sauce once it was done.

This is a very easy recipe to make and easy to adapt to the slow cooker. Using the slow cooker method makes it easy for a family on the go. When you get home the sauce is done and you only have to cook the pasta, pour on the sauce, top with cheese and pop it in the oven to brown. Walla, dinner cooked in less than a half hour.
I will definitely make this recipe again."

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klh753
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"I did not have any hamburger thawed so used kielbasa and small amount of pepperoni. It was fast and easy to make and used ingredients that I had on hand. Just the kind of recipe I like and my family loved it."

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falknermimi
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Did not use the sausage, only used 1 pound ground beef and my family enjoyed this very much."

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shadowgrl75
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Very quick and easy to make. As well as others I changed recipie a little based on what I had. Add spice that my son loves and went meatless. Also had no tomato sauce so ketchup is all I had. Was actually surprised on how that tasted. Will definitely be making this for my boyfriend when he gets of the road."

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lbroadh2o
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"This was easy and had a good taste. For personal preference, I added more sauce as other reviewshave mentioned. I also added some parmesan cheese to the top."

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missdc
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"Used 1/4 cp of evaporated milk and 1/4 cp. of water in place of whole milk...creamier texture...very good..also added small can of drained diced tomatoes with green peppers already added...makes this even easier."

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sandra.worthey@cms.k12.nc.us
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"I make this all the time for my family and they love it."

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Kristy29
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Very good recipe. I changed it up based on what I had available. I used a whole pound of sausage and no ground beef, and I used jarred vodka sauce instead of regular sauce. I also omitted the peppers, and used just a little bit of cheese. Looking forward to making it again but with a lot more cheese."

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thewyatts4
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"this was awesome"

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Valacia
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"My husband and I didn't care for the strong flavor of green pepper so we substituted it the next time for 2 cloves of garlic and loved it. I also added a little salt and pepper to the sauce as well as a pinch of Oregano in the pasta water."

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stwood64
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"We make spaghetti quite a bit and this is a really nice change of pace! It was excellent and my family gobbled it up!"

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mother of 3
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Ooops! I forgot to say hubby came back for seconds and I and my grown daughter liked it. Next time I'll put in the sausage for better flavor."

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Celtic Lady
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I love this recipe. I like a lot of mozzarella cheese on top."

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mother of 3
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"This recipe was a bit laborious & probably would've had more flavor if I had used jarred spaghetti sauce (fussy hubby). I substituted crushed tomatoes with herbs, added basil & oregano, minced garlic, onion powder and whole wheat noodles. Left out the green pepper. Simmered the meat sauce, adding Parmesan cheese, in a crockpot for a few hours while I visited my grandkids. Arriving home, threw together the noodle mixture in the baking pan, ladled the sauce mixture on, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, baked, then sprinkled with cheddar cheese & more Parm."

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navymh
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Loved it, very eazy. I added a few black olives and a little cottage cheese on top the spaghetti layer. I sprinked garlic powder on the meat also. Served with garlic bread. It was a hit."

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tkwill
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"The family really really like this recipe. Will make again."

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heishman01
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"This was very delicious. Everyone in the family loved it. Easy to make. Thank you."

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pjeannie
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I used a whole pound of spaghetti and added extra sauce and parmesan cheese. It was delicious and tasted even better the second day!"

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jpshaw
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"This is quite possibly the best recipe I've ever gotten out of Taste of Home magazines. It's not healthy, but it sure is delicious and a sure fire crowd pleaser!"

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nrsgoodbody10
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"I have made this several times already. This recipe is fast and easy. Even my picky eaters ask for more."

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recipecollector123
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Made this yesterday and it is very delicious, will make again."

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DBHarf
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"This is an awesome recipe. My family loved this creation. I used Barilla Spaghetti Sauce w/garlic and added a small can of mushroons. I topped with the ' 2 cups' of mozzarella cheese. Reheating even improved the wonderful dish. This recipe is a keeper and one to share."

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brazenlove
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I made this for lunch and it turned out so great! Added a tbsp of condensed milk on the sauce to have a little sweet taste. My husband loved it! There's leftover for tonight too. :)"

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recipecollector123
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"my husband and I love this recipe, I love it because I can freeze 1/2 of it for later and it is still fantastic. Thank you"

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berumen
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"The whole family loved this recipe. I used 1 lb. hamburger, took out onions and green peppers and sausage for the kids, added extra pasta and put mushrooms in half of it. I think this is how we are going to make our spaghetti from now on"

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bullwink
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"My favorite spaghetti ever!"

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prairierose_2
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"My family really liked it and will make again."

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prettypolly
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"I served this for a dinner group and they all loved it.

I used more noodles. Next time I would add mushrooms."

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Roselady77
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"I would rather put the spaghetti uncooked in casserole, cook meat add to spaghetti, add other ingredients and about 1/2 cup water(or enough to make sure noodles are covered. May have to add a little more during baking to be sure spaghetti cooks and is not hard. Bake about an hour. Very little extra to clean up."

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nanny jo
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2009

"I addedmore sausage than hamburger and it had very good flavor.Just me or does it dirty a lot of dishes. Very good tho. Thanks"

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pegret2
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"my mom made baked spaghetti with only canned tomato sauce and yellow american cheese. this was a dish that was very inexpensive if you were serving a family of 10 kids. very good also. peg r. Fl."

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chefrum
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"My grandkid's LOVE spaghetti & this is perfect. Thank's for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara OK."

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Syme
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"This is a terrific dish. It's easy to make, too.

Helen TX"

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