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Spaghetti Pie Casserole Recipe

Spaghetti Pie Casserole Recipe

My family adores this casserole. It's old-timey comfort food. —Patricia Lavell, Islamorada, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until blended; stir in green onions. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer the spaghetti, cream cheese mixture and meat mixture. Top with shredded cheese.
  • 3. Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 396 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein

Reviews for Spaghetti Pie Casserole

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Great recipe! Substituted 1/2 lb groud turkey and 1/2 lb hot italian sausage. Used linguine instead of spaghetti noodles. Also added parmesan cheese and italian parsley. Delicious!! Turned out great. Definitely will make again as soon as possiible."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"My family likes my version better. This one has too much cheese. I can never have enough cheese, right? But this one does to us. Omit the cream cheese and green onions. Use shredded mozzarella vs monterey jack & cheddar. Make sauce and cook noodles as written. Whisk an egg with garlic salt and dried parsley flakes. Add cooked, drained noodles, that have been cooled slightly so egg doesn't set up, to egg mixture. Grease a casserole dish. Spread noodle mix in casserole dish. Spread sour cream over noodles. Add spaghetti sauce on top of sour cream. Add shredded mozzarella on top of sauce. Bake as directed in this recipe. Let stand 10 minutes to set. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Skookumchuck !"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This is a great recipe! Highly recommend it! The only thing I did was add some Italian seasonings to the jar of sauce to pep it up. Will be making this again."

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Very good alternative to just regular spaghetti. I used a whole 24 oz jar of sauce, and glad I did because I think it had just the right amount. I didn't have any green onions, so I just added some dried minced onion instead. Lastly, I decided to add the cheese at the end when I uncovered it. Figured it would have just stuck to the foil anyway."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"I made this exactly as directed and everybody loved it. I'm dieting, and using the nutrition facts, this was doable at 10 points with a generous portion. It's a keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"Was a little rich for me and my husband because of the cream cheese and cheese topping. Very filling though. My picky teenage girls devoured it, so it's an A in my book for a family meal."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"This was good. The whole family enjoyed it. My picky eater kids ate it up. It took a little more time than I wanted on a weeknight but it was worth it."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Very good. Was a little too dry for me, so the second time I made it, I threw in some left over salsa I had. That gave it the little bit extra I was looking for- perfect."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Do you think this would freeze okay?"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"This was very tasty. I added a can of chopped tomatoes to the mix and a little fresh basil and some mozzarella cheese. We really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"This recipe is kid friendly. It also would make a great Pot Luck and its perfect for left over spaghetti. I did tweak it and used some items that I had on hand. I only made 1/2 a recipe. It worked just fine. I did not use all of the extra cheese on top. I seasoned the cooked spaghetti with some parm cheese and I used sausage. I gave it a 4 star rating simply because I did tweak it quite a bit. I too added some additional spices. Its not only easy its very tasty. Little mess and it goes a long way.


Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"great taste added a few more seasonings to kick it up a notch."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"I'm giving this 5 stars because both of my kids ate it without complaining! It was really delicious and we all really liked it!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"made this for the first time, and it is fabulous and filling. Wonderful comfort food for winter weather. Definitley making this again. I could not find Monterey Jack so I substituted Havarti cheese."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"My family loved this take on spaghetti dinner! All the usual players, but the cream cheese/sour cream mixture really adds a delicious richness to this dish! I used 24 oz. spaghetti sauce rather than 14 oz. and it turned out perfect. Very easy, definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"My husband and I could eat this once a week. I use a full 24 oz. jar of chunky marinara sauce and also use 4 oz. of cream cheese (half a block) instead of the 3 oz. called for in the recipe. I top with sharp cheddar cheese, and it's a hit!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"This was delicious. I changed it up a bit by adding lots of Italian seasoning plus I used half ground beef and half pork sausage. Very yummy and the perfect comfort food on a rainy night."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013 Edited Aug. 3, 2015

"Maybe make again. Substituted hot turkey Italian sausage. Cheese content makes me unable to partake, so hubby said it tasted okay. He did say it looked like slop, but it's not the first time my cooking rated that critique. Aren't you glad you're not me? This time I used grass fed ground beef & black bean spaghetti noodles. Hubby undecided on the taste as he's not too hungry."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"My family loves the Spaghetti Pie Casserole and ask for it often. Easy to make."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"My very picky kids LOVE this recipe! Very easy and very kid friendly. Thank you!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"Made this for dinner today... We enjoyed it very much. Made exactly as recipe. It is a keeper. Thanks for a great recipe that was easy to prepare."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Delicious and easy to make. 11 x 7 dish was too small. Had to transfer to bigger size"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Yum! I thought this was great. I made one for our family and one to take to a friend with a new baby. I think this the perfect recipe for sharing with a friend or taking to a potluck. Like the previous reviewer, I may also mix the sauces together next time rather than layer."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I give it a five stars rating!!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"I think the next time I make this I will mix it all together and then put the cheese on top."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"This was awesome and so simple!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I was surprised at how good it tasted. My kids loved it and I loved the creamy filling!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Super easy! Very yummy!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"This recipe was ok."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"This recipe is exceptionally good. Perfect comfort food for a cold winter night. I added a bit more of each of the ingredients as well as extra seasonings to accommodate our family. I will definitely be adding this to my favorite recipe list. Yum!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"This was delicious and a great weeknight meal!! Aside from adding italian spices to meat and cheese mixture, I followed the recipe to a T except I have 16 year old still growing twin boys so I had to double everything! Very very good and a definite repeat!!"

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