Cheesy Spaghetti Bake
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
Makes2 casseroles (12 servings each)
- 1 pound uncooked spaghetti, broken into 3-inch pieces
- 4 pounds ground beef
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 4 cups whole 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 shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and place in two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 305 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.
Jul 1, 2017
Amything cheesy has got to be good! This baked spaghetti is awesome!!
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.
Nov 9, 2014
3 pounds of beef is plenty sufficient. Doesn't taste like spaghetti as others have said, but does taste creamy & delicious!
Oct 29, 2012
Very good recipe! Loved the creamy flavor
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!
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!
Nov 22, 2010
We had this for dinner this week and it was great. The leftovers were great warmed up also.
Nov 8, 2010
The kids love it; I've made this for family get-togethers and everyone really enjoys it.
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!
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!Chanda