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Favorite Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Favorite Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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 YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 large 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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Note


Test Kitchen Tips

  • To ensure a well-seasoned dish, salt your pasta water according to package directions.
  • Our Test Kitchen recommends using small-curd cottage cheese because it will meld right in. Ricotta is a great substitute if you favor a milder flavor and finer texture.
  • This classic casserole comes out from under wraps toward the end of baking so the cheese can brown nicely and the noodles take on a delightful crunch. For a saucier experience, add a bit of extra sauce, or keep the casserole covered throughout baking.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1-1/4 cups: 526 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 881mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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    SaraMarx User ID: 135276 270064
    Reviewed Jul. 28, 2017

    "We loved this dish. The Grandsons prefer spaghetti with less sauce so it was perfect. It was more time-consuming (and more dirty dishes) than your basic spaghetti but we all really enjoyed it. I'll make it again."

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    JazzSinginJoe User ID: 6787612 269417
    Reviewed Jul. 13, 2017

    "I love this recipe and have made it several times. HOWEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is going on with TOH's website? A Taste of Home puts out my favorite cookbooks and recipes but every time I try to get a recipe from this site, the ads snap the screen back to the top of the page every 20seconds or so. It's infuriating and it happens on no other site!"

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    KookieB User ID: 8859340 268930
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

    "Bland, dry & needs an overhaul. I wouldn't even consider using cottage cheese in any baked pasta dish. Yuck!"

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    KookieB User ID: 8859340 268929
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

    "OK

    This is another pasta recipe that can be easily modified to individual tastes. For me, I never use cottage cheese in any pasta dish. Yuck...There are better recipes for baked spaghetti than this as it's dry, bland & needs an overhaul. Sorry but....."

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    2124arizona User ID: 845443 268382
    Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

    "I love baked spaghetti. This recipe turns out nicely everytime. I wouldn't change a thing!!"

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    JenandBry User ID: 8216959 265891
    Reviewed May. 12, 2017

    "My family loved this recipe. quick and simple to prepare. I followed the recipe exactly as it is written. It was the perfect amount of sauce for my family. Definitely will make again."

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    timdar427 User ID: 8852547 265594
    Reviewed May. 6, 2017

    "I doubled the sauce in this recipe and it still wasn't enough. Very bland."

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    Paintcraze User ID: 8299758 265476
    Reviewed May. 3, 2017

    "This recipe is much better with another half jar of sauce, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Otherwise it is dry and bland."

    MY REVIEW
    DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 265078
    Reviewed Apr. 23, 2017

    "Obviously this recipe is a matter of taste. My family likes saucy and flavorful pasta, so I modified the recipe accordingly. I used 12 oz spaghetti, 1.5 jars of sauce, added garlic with the onion, and seasoned each layer with salt and Italian seasoning. It was perfect for us. If your family likes flavorful or saucy pasta, modify accordingly but clearly many love it as is."

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    rock111 User ID: 2691736 264304
    Reviewed Apr. 4, 2017

    "For those who didn't care for this, try "Spaghetti pie casserole" shown below. Think you'll enjoy it, just 8 oz. spaghetti, has cream cheese & sour cream & Monterey Jack Cheese. We love that."

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    [email protected] User ID: 4315670 261752
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

    "This recipe was delicious! I only used 12 oz spagetti and I think I would add a little more sauce or heat some and put it on the side so they could add it themself. quick and easy. Really liked it."

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    kpilk User ID: 1485622 261703
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2017

    "I made this recipe exactly as written. I did not deviate in any way. It was one of the most bland dishes I have tasted in a long time. I had two servings (one the next day hoping it would be better) and it just didn't have any flavour at all. So disappointing. I ended up throwing the entire casserole out. The sauce needs to be doubled. the spaghetti needs seasoned (1/2 tsp of seasoned salt isn't going to make all that spaghetti taste good) and for god's sake, use ricotta, it goes a long way in texture and moisture. I think the idea is great, but please take it back to the kitchen and try it again. And pop for ricotta; it'll be worth it. This needs Italian seasoning badly. I may try it again after tweaking it."

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    linda101545 User ID: 1130286 260553
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2017

    "Made this tonight, it is awful. If I wanted dry lasagna I would have made it. Made and baked according to directions. The recipe is not a saver! I am 71 and have tried a lot of your recipes, but this is the worst! Don't waste your time, make lasagna! Linda"

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    artichokequeen User ID: 4912851 260550
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2017

    "This was so easy to make and everyone loved it!! Have made it several times, and will make it again, I'm sure"

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    foodz User ID: 4801250 260547
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2017

    "I'm trying to understand where 191 people gave 5 star reviews. This was aweful. Been cooking for 40 years and my hubby and kids and foster kids all said this was the worst dish I've made. Followed the recipe exactly. I'm a devote Taste Of Home follower, but I'm questioning the "Test Kitchen Approved"! YIKES!!"

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    Gail User ID: 9027029 259465
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

    "The whole family loved it! I'll definitely make it again."

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    djmcclimon User ID: 8470923 257370
    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

    "Really enjoyed this recipe. Will definitely make this again. I did reduce the spaghetti to 12 oz. Perfect."

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    jeanhflores User ID: 8285866 257173
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2016

    "Really yummy recipe, and so easy to make. My guests all loved it!"

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    Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 256684
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2016

    "Good casserole to feed a crowd. I made a couple of adjustments - instead of spaghetti sauce from a jar, I sauteed fresh garlic along with the onions, used 2 cans of crushed tomatoes and seasoned it accordingly. I also swapped the cottage cheese for ricotta and mixed the ricotta in with the parmesan and eggs, omitting the butter. Be sure to serve with extra sauce!"

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    grannybarbie User ID: 7796286 255077
    Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

    "I am planning to make this and will try substituting cream cheese for the cottage cheese. Some of my family like extra sauce, so I always have extra sauce heated up and available for those that want to add more sauce to their spaghetti serving. Sounds so good it's making my mouth water...."

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    Ricky01 User ID: 8829464 248161
    Reviewed May. 13, 2016

    "Good and easy"

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    ABunn5691 User ID: 8849867 247776
    Reviewed May. 2, 2016

    "Way too dry. Just a clump of cheesy pasta. I will never make this again."

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    azcook2 User ID: 1055966 246840
    Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

    "A family Favorite! I cooked the meat when I brought it home from the store and froze it.

    Then a few days later when I was ready to try the recipe it was so easy and quick to assemble. I will use extra sauce and cheese next time and invite a few friends over to share the meal with!"

    MY REVIEW
    sstetzel User ID: 158954 244934
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

    "TastyTOM you're confusing weights and volumes. 16 oz of cottage cheese is more compact volume-wise than 16 oz of shredded mozzarella.

    Hope that helps.
    Sue Stetzel
    Online Community Manager
    Taste of Home Magazine"

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    tastyTOM User ID: 8489555 244914
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

    "Hi Louise Miller. Please explain how 2 cups gives you 16 ounces of cottage cheese but 4 cups gives you 16 ounces of mozzarella cheese. I mean, isn't 4 cups twice the amount of 2 cups? What am I not understanding? Thank you."

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    jshalosky User ID: 8306867 244844
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

    "This was just ok. I made as directed and it came out too dry for my taste. If I made it again I would add more sauce and see if that helps but as written this isn't something my family loved."

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    Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 244816
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "For MtsBigMike, using melted butter mixed with the Parmesan cheese and eggs to coat the spaghetti will keep it coated with just enough oil that it doesn't absorb all the moisture from the spaghetti sauce and dry out while baking."

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    cab9162 User ID: 7924849 244804
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "I used ground Italian sausage instead of beef. This recipe definitely needs more sauce. I felt I could have made lasagne in the same amount of time this took to prepare. I also used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't make it again...too dry ...might be a good idea when some reviewer said only use 12 oz of spaghetti"

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    CSResar User ID: 8772209 244795
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "I tried this recipe several months ago and I make it often now.... it's always a hit. I'm not a big fan of cottage cheese so I substituted with Ricotta Cheese..... and it is just amazing :)"

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    traceystratton User ID: 8632939 244787
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "this is the perfect casserole to feed a crowd. I wouldn't change a thing."

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    MrsBigMike User ID: 3291946 244453
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

    "I want to try this but I need to know what the EGG/BUTTER mixture is for? I know egg is used as a binder but not sure in this case..is the butter just for taste?????"

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    Katydidd76 User ID: 6995720 244002
    Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

    "This is very good! I followed the advice of other reviewers and reduced the amount of spaghetti to 12 ounces and it came out of the oven just perfect. I love the fact that it has lots of cheese. This recipe makes plenty, so I divided it between two 8x8 pans; one for the table and one for the freezer. My husband said he would have preferred more sauce, so next time I'll increase the sauce a bit, although i liked it just the way it was. I plan to add some mushrooms next time, too."

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    sharmend User ID: 952120 243915
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

    "This recipe was a "keeper" per my adult DD! She rarely says that about recipes I try, but we all loved this one. Delicious!"

    MY REVIEW
    Holcats User ID: 8697424 241702
    Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

    "This was super easy and delicious!! I divided the recipe by half and left out the cottage cheese (I ran out). I did add more sauce because I love sauce and it turned out really good. My whole family was impressed. I will be cooking this again."

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    Thursa User ID: 4176801 240358
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

    "Too dry. Would use more sauce"

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    rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 240103
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "Very good and easy! My husband made this all on his own!"

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    MrsWealer User ID: 7981109 240044
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

    "So good! I guess the egg mixture makes the parm and seasonings stick to the pasta? At first my picky husband said quit trying new recipes all the time, just make regular spaghetti! After he ate it was OK!, That's a keeper!"

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    Vctrtoria143 User ID: 8580273 235338
    Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

    "I would like to try this. It looks so yummy. I do just have one question. Why the egg mixture?"

    MY REVIEW
    csljh2000 User ID: 8562545 234223
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

    "Made this with a few changes. Used left over spaghetti sauce so did not do onion, beef, or peppers...parmigiano and cheddar cheese..also added italian seasoning to noodles and egg and Mozerella to cottage cheese. It got a definite thumbs up from my family."

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    mswartzbaugh0421 User ID: 8528509 232616
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

    "Very good. Family liked it, too! I think next time I will use a more flavorful spaghetti sauce and add a little bit more sea salt and pepper, as well. :)"

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    cynmob User ID: 8427072 229868
    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."

    MY REVIEW
    ipperwash67 User ID: 3730031 229799
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

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

    MY REVIEW
    MrsStidham User ID: 7125173 229734
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

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

    MY REVIEW
    tready2 User ID: 2509701 229385
    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...."

    MY REVIEW
    Jayjorolo User ID: 7883312 229332
    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!"

    MY REVIEW
    cathybuxy User ID: 449274 229324
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

    "I used garlic powder instead of seasoned salt and ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Very good."

    MY REVIEW
    sue9300 User ID: 5119842 228780
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

    "This was very good! I used double the sauce since the reviews said it could use more and turned out perfect. I will make this recipe again. Makes a large amount."

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    luigimon User ID: 1692040 228648
    Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

    "I don't have a 3 qt dish, so I decided to halve the spaghetti and the sauce, but not the beef or the cottage cheese and mozzarella. I baked it in a 2-1/2 qt dish and it spilled out a little, but turned out so good!! Probably could have used more sauce, my fault, but it wasn't dry.....the ultimate comfort food and I will make this again, frequently!!!"

    MY REVIEW
    ajgreeneyez User ID: 8401547 227493
    Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

    "This recipe was excellent!!! It was extremely easy to make, and better than using lasagna noodles. I will never make it using lasagna noodles again. Lasagna noodles can sometimes be rubbery or dry, but this recipe was verymoist. If you wait 20 minutes it will cut into squares so nicely. It was a hit with my family they said it was amazing!!!"

    MY REVIEW
    MrsFakih User ID: 8378890 226454
    Reviewed May. 17, 2015

    "This was fantastic! I never follow an exact recipe being a gourmet cook so I tweaked it alot. I added fresh tricolor peppers, fresh mushrooms, diced red onions and used half maple pork sausage and half ground sirloin and saut?ed them together with fresh garlic, parsley and rosemary. Used both ricotta and cottage cheese and layered it with 6 cheese Italian and mozzarella. Made a huge amount! Also doubled the sauce. My husband and teenager daughter devoured it and my husband has enough for lunches at work for a few days."

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    Jaclync User ID: 8259024 223411
    Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

    "Very good but needed more sauce as others stated. Makes a huge dish....I need to cut the recipe in half."

    MY REVIEW
    JohnnaL User ID: 8172570 222651
    Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

    "I love this recipe, it's a family favorite... I make this and freeze half for late thaw and heat. With salad and French bread 30 min wala..."

    MY REVIEW
    yuriber User ID: 8084679 222564
    Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

    "Very yummy...my family loved it!"

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    [email protected] User ID: 6987802 222173
    Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

    "Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I always add more Italian seasoning, fresh garlic, a dash of red pepper, a little sugar too. I put a 5 blend of cheese as well as the parmesan cheese.and mozzarella."

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    fairchildrr User ID: 8260063 220610
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

    "I made this for dinner tonight, and although it was okay, I was on the dry side. Don't think I will make it again."

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    krkhiera User ID: 702589 220263
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

    "If you are going to freeze half of this, do you bake it first and then freeze?"

    MY REVIEW
    lyearick User ID: 8228545 218778
    Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

    "Everyone loves it!"

    MY REVIEW
    deb122367 User ID: 4346357 218453
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

    "This was delicious! I used brown rice pasta as we don't do gluten; I also used olive oil instead of butter - it was terrific. I was going to use ricotta, but I didn't have enough - the cottage cheese was great. I did use a 3 quart casserole - I think next time I'll use a 9x13 pan. We actually had only enough left for my husband's lunch! Very good. I'll add spinach next time. BIG hit!"

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    cdelelio User ID: 8114277 217738
    Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

    "Absolutely wonderful. It's hard to please everyone's specific tastes these days but this recipe hit the mark. My whole family loved it. Had enough for leftovers too!"

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    samariejo User ID: 8192974 216508
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

    "Call this baked spaghetti all you want.. just wow"

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    whitneybon29 User ID: 8169292 216419
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "Going to make this tonight wish me luck"

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    crystalcarreon User ID: 5736603 120171
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

    "Really good! easy and makes great leftovers!"

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    hchambers User ID: 7140928 58813
    Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

    "Great recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and increased the amount of sauce used. I also used an Italian cheese blend instead of mozzarella. An overall great dish that can easily be adjusted to your family's taste."

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    Flame757 User ID: 5288083 65070
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

    "Great base recipe. Per the previous reviews, I did use 46 ounces of sauce as opposed to the 24 ounces that the recipe suggested & it wasn't dry at all. Additionally, I made the following changes: 1/2 lbs. each of ground turkey & ground turkey sausage to replace the 1 lbs. of ground beef, ricotta replaced cottage cheese, 4 cups of 3 cheese blend instead of plain mozzarella, fresh garlic, fresh basil & thyme, crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce, romano instead of parmesan, &12 ounces of whole wheat pasta. Overall, it is a great base recipe that can easily be adjusted to fit your personal taste. I didn't realize that it made so much & since I am only cooking for one, I will definitely halve the recipe next time & freeze in individual portions."

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    DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 65068
    Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

    "very good!"

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    A2GirlMom User ID: 7323533 92259
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

    "A huge hit with my family. This will be a regular event. I did use ricotta instead of cottage and I used some buffalo moz for an extra yum. I also used more sauce. A good easy recipe."

    MY REVIEW
    Broncofan77 User ID: 7877983 146143
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

    "Very good! Like many other reviewers I used Ricotta cheese instead of cottage. I also used a shredded 6 cheese Italian blend (mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, asiago, fontina & romano) instead of just mozarella- and I used 3 cups instead of 4. You will also need more sauce for sure I used a 45 oz Ragu. 16 oz of spaghetti noodles is really too much, you could easily go with 12oz. This yielded a huge amount of baked spaghetti. I had a full LARGE glass casserole dish and had to bake the excess in another smaller glass pie casserole dish. Add or subtract ingredients as you see fit, but overall it's a delicious base recipe."

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    Mz_KYFlavor User ID: 7820010 140707
    Reviewed May. 25, 2014

    "I tried this recipe for the first time. It was a big hit with my family. The only variations that I did was to add a can of diced tomatoes, a can of sliced mushrooms and a 45 oz jar of Prego meat flavored sauce, instead of the 24oz jar, stated in the recipe. I baked it a 50 minutes, with only 10 minutes uncovered. The casserole was moist enough, yet thick enough."

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    abluelady User ID: 3192045 126231
    Reviewed May. 17, 2014

    "This is a DELICIOUS recipe that I will make again and again. Only one thing I would change and that is to add MORE spaghetti sauce as it was a little dry. I also had more sauce on the side to add to the top of each serving."

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    Montgomery77 User ID: 5639798 119710
    Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

    "The green leaves in the picture look just like the leaves on my oregano plant."

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    auntiemel User ID: 5831538 92256
    Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

    "This was a huge hit. I followed the other reviewers' recommendations and used an extra half jar of sauce, and 3 cups of mozzarella rather than 4. I made mine vegetarian using meatless crumbles and sauteed green pepper and mushrooms with them. I used a large casserole dish. Was a hit with friends and family. Highly recommend."

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    ssnaylr User ID: 7753621 206650
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

    "Need more sauce. 24 oz of sauce is not enough."

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    euge1 User ID: 3773156 58812
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

    "ww this is 11 points"

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    [email protected] User ID: 1889681 92227
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

    "I make this and it is very good except I use Ricotta and if l am short on Ricotta l will mix and grind up some Cottage and mix in with it. I also use some of my ingredients to put more flavor to it. Also I have added different type of pasta sometimes you have a little bit in jar a little bit in another so I just cook all together one thing l do is that l never cook as long as the directions says because it finishes cooking inthe sauce l go about 3 minutes less in there cooking time. One of the reviews a person by the name of CaArJoSi he wonder what the green was on top I do belived that it is Green Onions they cut off the green stems finely. Thank you Taste Of Home For The Recipe !!! auntbea (From Maryland)"

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    CaArJoSi User ID: 2851248 62411
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

    "What's the green that's in the picture?"

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    Mimi4 User ID: 530112 146911
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

    "NO cottage cheese please....RICOTTA RICOTTA RICOTTQA"

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    Webgyver User ID: 7750328 92226
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "easy and delicious dish."

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    bedford1tom1 User ID: 7114327 74809
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

    "ADD SAUCE AND SEASONING, HOMEMADE MARINARA IS WAY BETTER.."

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    SLSHoover User ID: 7748937 62407
    Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

    "Loved it. I used a 20 oz jar of Bertolli marinara, added garlic to the hamburger, and used riccata instead of cottage cheese. It was good!"

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    pcrandell User ID: 4889036 65067
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

    "This was the worse casserole I ever made. I did not use all the spaghetti that it called for and it was still to much. Not enough sauce no taste needs garlic and italian seasoning but made it just like it called for. My family hated it it went in the garbage"

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    Harmony2117 User ID: 5394411 151761
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

    "Loved it! I may use slightly more sauce next time. Perfect for a cold day or a Church potluck."

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    KathyB_63_Mo User ID: 924997 151757
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

    "I made this for lunch...Wished I had of read, and heeded, the others on the sauce...It could have used more....I only used 12oz of spaghetti and that was plenty...I , also, added crushed garlic, a can of mushrooms, green peppers, Italian seasoning and Oregano to the meat....I could see why it would be bland without those addtions....I only had 3 cups of Italian blend cheese and that seemed plenty...I am glad to know I can freeze it, as it made a huge dish full...I will make it again, but half the recipe by cutting back on the cheese and pasta.."

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    Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 65065
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

    "The difference between 4 and 5 stars for me was the need for more sauce. Although I read the reviews prior to making it, I thought I would use the amount specified in the recipe the first time making it. I will double the sauce next time. I did use ground pork sausage instead of ground beef, ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and two cups of an Italian-blend cheese instead of four cups. I also added garlic and mushrooms with the meat. I also only baked about 10 more minutes after removing the foil. This makes a lot, and I agree this would be great for a potluck or for a family in need."

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    wendyjojo User ID: 4530645 126184
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

    "This is delicious. Definitely use 2 jars of spaghetti sauce and even a few less noodles. Everyone who tries it wants the recipe. Froze the left-overs as there is only my husband and me. Great left-over as well."

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    Tamara421 User ID: 7105600 151755
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

    "Absolutely delicious!! I made this for the first time 3 days ago and it was a hit with the whole family. The recipe was enough we had left overs and was still as wonderful reheated. Highly recommend, the kids will love it. Would also be a fabulous dish for a carry-in."

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    Tipsymcstagger User ID: 7467398 62406
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

    "WOW!! What a fantastic kick in the taste buds this dish was!! Tastes just like something my wonderful mom would have made for me after a long day at school! I doubled the sauce and added garlic powder and more seasoning salt + black pepper to the meat while frying it. I will be making this again and again until I turn into a flabby old man!!! Nice work people!!! :-)"

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    amaly User ID: 7573610 92225
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

    "Why do people post to attack, and not even leave a review. I did make this dish and it was very good. I left out the onion and didn't add any extra sauce as baked spaghetti is suppose the be drier. Just as I remember as a child."

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    Simplegardener User ID: 7092709 119700
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

    "I'm also tired of the food police and their comments. I can read the nutritional facts. I'm also able to decide if I want to eat it or serve it. Find another site to preach on."

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    GreenChili User ID: 261306 140700
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

    "Very tasty and easy to prepare. I added a lot more seasonings to this though. I added garlic and crushed fennel to the ground beef mixture and used ricotta cheese that I seasoned also.

    Perfect for feeding a crowd!"

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    kathidahl User ID: 1718596 56801
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

    "I do not like posting about a recipe I have not made, but this sounds like a keeper to me. My comment is that I am tired of the recipe police telling us that a dish is not healthy...keep it simple...just do not lecture...just say I made this using xyz and it was good...."

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    BoosBug User ID: 7052546 92224
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

    "This was ok. Unfortunately I didn't read reviews like I normally do before making recipe and ended up with a pretty bland, very cheesy and dry dish. Additionally, there's no need to make this so fattening. Next time will use hot Italian turkey sausage, skim cottage cheese, half the mozzarella cheese and will add green peppers, mushrooms, garlic and an extra jar of sauce like other reviewers mentioned."

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    scotland1 User ID: 1426757 119694
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

    "Made this Baked Spaghetti for dinner this evening. It was very good. I did not have any seasoned salt to add. I thought it was fabulous with out the salt. This is a keeper. Yes, I'll make again"

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    laurshay User ID: 6368444 60927
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

    "Great meal with lots of leftovers"

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    im2bisy User ID: 5611776 119693
    Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

    "I love this recipe! It makes more than enough for a family of 5! In fact, the next time I make it will freeze half. I will say that I agree with other reviews that it needs a little more sauce. I think I will try added additional half jar the next time I make it. I also used half ricotta and half cottage cheese to add a little more pizazz to it. Wonderful recipe, one I intend to numerous times!"

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    krazykel User ID: 7434800 58797
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

    "Everyone loved this recipe! I left out the onion and used two jars of sauce. I mixed one and a half jars with the beef, and poured the remaining half a jar over the final meat sauce layer. New family favorite. Leftovers were great re-heated too."

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    mkaskela User ID: 6061564 119692
    Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

    "Whole family loved it!"

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    Mestepmom User ID: 7393842 92184
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

    "So far my favorite baked spagetti huge hit for a

    pot lucko;)"

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    suec13 User ID: 7392016 146142
    Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

    "Loved this dish. My grandchildren loved it too. I will be making this dish for Sunday family dinners for sure!"

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    pepper314152 User ID: 7375871 56799
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

    "Not bad, but kids say they would prefer I pick one or the other - spaghetti or lasagna."

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    gehee User ID: 7364948 151754
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

    "My favorite,love to make for a crowd...but I need to know, can I freeze it,unbaked,and thaw and bake when I need it?"

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    Mkleinschmit User ID: 7171999 74805
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

    "I am a huge spaghetti fan, but I've had some bakes before and didn't really care for them. This is sooo good! Followed the recipe and found it is just as good reheated."

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    niagaracat User ID: 3122379 140864
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

    "Makes lots and its nice and cheesy. Coating it with the egg/parmesan mixture makes it more of a stick to your rib casserole."

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    jemimie User ID: 5292015 74767
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

    "Made this tonight for dinner - delicious!! I did add a little more sauce, and added green pepper and fresh mushrooms to the hamburger while it cooked. To lighten a little, I substituted olive oil for the butter. Wonderful!! This will be a go-to recipe!!"

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    beendelivered702 User ID: 7318027 206649
    Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

    "I made this dish tonight and it was fantastic! I followed one reviewer's suggestion and modified the cheese: instead of 4 cups of mozzarella (I was confused by 4 cups = 16 oz as called for in the recipe), I used 12 oz mozzarella plus an oz bag of Italian blend cheese. It came out great and my nephew loved it. The only suggestions I'd make is to watch it carefully when baking uncovered in the last 20-25 minutes and make sure you use the 3 quart baking dish. I think my cheese was a little overcooked, but it still tasted good and yields a lot of spaghetti. It may not require that much time.."

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    Robby1 User ID: 1478802 146910
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

    "I really wanted to try this recipe, but there is just the two of us. So I cut the recipe in half, I did use the full amount of spaghetti sauce. My baking times were also cut in half. THIS IS SO YUMMY!!! Very moist and lots of flavor, ( I use Emeril's original seasoning on all ground beef). I was able to freeze the leftovers and it reheated very well in the oven!! This will be a keeper recipe!!!"

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    dminkus User ID: 6010427 60925
    Reviewed May. 7, 2013

    "I just made this last night, with a few changes based on what I had on hand. First I sauteed the onions in olive oil and left out the ground beef because my husband doesn't care for meat in spaghetti sauce. I added fresh garlic to the onions a few minutes before they were done. I added seasoned salt to the egg mixture... next time I think I will add a little more. I used Tony's creole seasoning and a little bit of Mrs. Dash Table blend, because that was all I had. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage because that was what I had on hand, and I used 1.5 jars of spaghetti sauce based on comments I read by other reviewers. It was definitely VERY moist and I think would be if you make it as is, but if you prefer a lot of tomato sauce and a little less cheese, I'd say add the extra. My husband thought it'd be good for me to use both jars but you'd probably want to use a much bigger pan for that. The flavor was great! I loved the texture that the noodles got from the egg mixture, especially the end pieces (which i don't typically like). I don't understand why someone would comment on this as bland... I make a wide range of food items, anything from a jar of spaghetti with a box of pasta, to homemade pasta with a from scratch sauce... this was definitely not bland! I would like to try this recipe with green pepper and italian sausage!"

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    basscampers User ID: 799856 146909
    Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

    "The recipe sounded good but it was very disappointing. I added garlic and mushrooms to the hamburger as it cooked. The flavor was very bland....not nearly enough sauce or flavor for the amount of noodles. I have discarded this recipe as I will not make it again."

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    tigersage User ID: 7175653 74765
    Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

    "We used TVP instead of Ground beef - tasted great! Also, husband made way too much pasta - but we used it all. Used only 1 cup of cheese. Added a can of diced basil tomatos. added layer of fresh spinach and used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. My 2 year old loved it! As did husband. and with all the pasta made it streach to another casserole dish and took it to grandparents who also loved it! However, husband did say he's adding spicy sausage next time. Glad he's going to cook! Thanks, this is going in the family recipe book."

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    jenniferlc User ID: 2836313 65058
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

    "We have a restaurant here named Cheddar's that serves a recipe called Baked Spasagna. Obviously by the name you can tell it is a baked spaghetti /lasagna type dish. It is one of the most requested menu items, but trust me, THIS version is even better!! Extra sauce and shorter baking time is recommended to help the dryness factor. Other than that,this is Fantastic!"

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    scurlock User ID: 1293499 126585
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

    "Been using this recipe for years. It's always a hit. I have made it easier by mixing everything together instead of layering it. Makes it prettier too when serving. I have never had anyone say this isn't great. (Hint: If you break the spaghetti in thirds when cooking it, it makes it easier to mix.)"

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    KristiJo User ID: 887218 146908
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

    "easy to make, easy to please the masses and great leftovers!"

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    netkna User ID: 5872980 92140
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

    "I made the recipe exactly as written. There was way too much spaghetti for the amount of sauce...very dry on bottom. And the flavor was a bit bland. I was disappointed."

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    AmyIdaho User ID: 7159429 126584
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

    "Reviews are right! I made the recipe..added garlic and oregano...doubled the spaghetti sauce...did half ground beef and half ground sausage. It was amazing!!!I had my family over (a dozen people) for sunday lunch. We had salad and garlic bread with the baked spaghetti. Huge likes from the family. I will make this again and again! :) Thanks Taste of Home!"

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    Geo4Dudes User ID: 7147371 62404
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "My kids loved this recipe and it was easy to make and not expensive. You may want to use a deep 9 X 13 baking disk."

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    Gttallon User ID: 3732321 119690
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "This is a great recipe! My family loves it!"

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    Eoneil User ID: 5355345 126582
    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

    "This recipe is unbelievable! I like a lot of flavor, so I modified by adding 4 cloves of crushed garlic in with the onion when I browned the ground beef. Once cooked and after drained, I added rosemary, oregano, and basil to the ground beef. I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and I also used two jars of sauce, which I highly recommend. Soooooo good!!!!"

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    Nkrags79 User ID: 7081293 62403
    Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

    "so so so Great"

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    Nikkif8 User ID: 6485270 126574
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "This sounds yummy with the cottage cheese, I make something similar with diced tomatos & mushrooms instead of sauce and cream of mushroom soup on top with parm & cheddar cheese. It's one of my favs and one of the few leftovers we always eat!"

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    Ruthannom User ID: 6427408 206648
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

    "easy to make and absolutely delicious!! My family suggested that I make this whenever they visit."

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    MonCherie715 User ID: 5854312 119686
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

    "I felt it needed more everything...more meat-next time I will also add Italian sausage, more sauce and mushrooms."

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    rn2010 User ID: 1170865 119681
    Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "I lightened this up and everyone loves it. I use multi grain angel hair pasta, ground turkey, and fat free cottege cheese"

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    JeannineMarie User ID: 663271 92138
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "This recipie is the Spaghetti pie recipe with a few changes. I like the Spaghettie pie in the deep dish pie plate. I also use my own sauce instead of canned. When I make sauce I make about 10 pies for fmily and friends. They freeze well(baked or un baked) If cooking from frozen, take out night before and put in fridge, then bake as directed 45 minutes covered with foil, 15 minutes uncovered in 350 degree oven."

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    angelajune User ID: 5751885 62401
    Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

    "Yum! I can tell this would be great as written. But I added an extra 12 oz of sauce and some green bell pepper, used ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and an italian blend instead of mozzarella. It made a huge amount, which is good...this should make great leftovers! Will definitely make again."

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    laurij99 User ID: 2127002 92093
    Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

    "This is so good. I use 3 jars of spaghetti sauce instead of just 1. It's become a favorite recipe."

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    luvlex User ID: 6799379 74760
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

    "We've made this before and it's always been popular. This time we used 2 pkgs of 16 oz. thin spaghetti noodles, 2 jars of 24 ozs. spaghetti sauce, 3 eggs, 2/3 cups parmesan cheese (left the other cheese as is), a container of 16 oz cottage cheese and a small container of ricotta cheese combined. We also used 2-1/2 lbs of meet and added olives and mushrooms. Yum!"

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    Summy User ID: 1386846 60916
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

    "easy and yummy! Just a perfect blend. I did add a little extra sauce, based on the reviews."

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    1275 User ID: 6324211 92085
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

    "Very yummy. It is amazing how something so simple can taste so good. My family (and even me) get tired of traditional spaghetti and this version was a nice change of pace. I halved the recipe and it fed my family of 6 well. I did not halve the beef though, I used a whole pound. I also used 2 eggs but I might use only one next time. I did not have cottage cheese on hand so I used about 1/2 cup of sour cream in place of it. Overall, a very good simple classic American dinner that I will be making again. I have made this a couple of times- once for a family in need."

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    Linda Connor User ID: 5239101 62400
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

    "The family enjoyed this dish, and, at their request, I sent some home with the grandkids."

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    pwdigwald User ID: 1505192 140698
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

    "This was delicious & really easy, but made a ton! I think you could easily cut this in half for a family of 4 or freeze half of it for later."

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    krissig1 User ID: 4372847 146907
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "great recipe."

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    licatinodm User ID: 2395127 151751
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

    "This sounds a lot like a recipe that we call Spasagna (spaghetti lasagna)."

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    tbmcclain User ID: 3855280 126181
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

    "This is the best baked spaghetti recipe."

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    laurij99 User ID: 2127002 146906
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

    "Such a good recipe. I use 2 jars of sauce also. I think it would be too dry for me using just one jar."

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    voodoowitch User ID: 635464 206647
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "I have a regular baked spaghetti recipe I use but I thought I'd give this one a try and was glad I did. It is so different from the other one but equally good. Good tip to use extra sauce. Mine did get a little dry."

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    s.smith User ID: 6732600 126557
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

    "Just made this and loved it. Only changed a few things: when making the ground beef I added green peppers, garlic, italian seasoning and left out the season salt. Made for a really nice twist to spaghetti."

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    tchr90 User ID: 2795278 74756
    Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

    "I tasted this yummy spaghetti version when my husband & I were invited to dinner at his aunt & uncle's house. We both loved this and I asked for the recipe. I've made it several times since then and it is always gobbled up quickly! I also make it healtier by using whole grain pasta and fat free cottage cheese and 2% mozzarella cheese & lower-fat Parmesan cheese. I can't tell the difference between the original and my lower fat version! Either way, it is delicous!!"

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    jess77 User ID: 2496847 119664
    Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

    "This was delicious, but it's horribly unhealthy if you make it as stated. You can easily make it lighter by using margarine instead of butter, whole grain pasta and reduced-fat cheeses. I did 2 cups of cheese instead of 4 and thought it was plenty cheesy. Also, I did mushrooms instead of meat, but you could do ground chicken or turkey instead as well."

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    AZTina User ID: 6495484 65057
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

    "Way better than just regular Spaghetti. Coating the noodles in the egg/cheese mixture makes them extra tasty."

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    missybputman User ID: 1556243 92054
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

    "This recipe is fantastic! Although, I did add additional sauce to prevent dryness and a little more cottage cheese. Everytime I make this , the recipe is requested."

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    Noncookinmama User ID: 5445144 146895
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

    "I am trying to keep w my resolution of eating more healthy this year, so I used whole wheat pasta, half the butter, low fat cottage cheese and 3 cups of low fat mozarella and my family voted this one a keeper! I am also glad it makes enough for leftover night for our family of 4."

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    GourmetVitae User ID: 6410946 119656
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

    "Like some of the previous reviewers, I added additional sauce to prevent dryness and only baked for 30 minutes. It turned out quite nicely, tasting much like lasagna. It is far better than traditional spaghetti, I think."

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    gbmccary User ID: 4302027 60915
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

    "When I make this again, I will break the spaghetti into shorter pieces for easier serving."

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    DBHIBL User ID: 4850227 126554
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

    "Too chessey for Me and the Hubby. Kids would like this recipe tho!"

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    jrjjsc User ID: 4172930 140697
    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

    "Everyone loved this casserole. Did not deviate from the recipe ingredients. This one is a keeper!"

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    olddutch User ID: 4601197 92051
    Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

    "everything is pre-cooked - no need to bake for an hour again- tends to make it a bit dry -"

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    carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 92021
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

    "It's a good dish. The problem I have is it taste like a lasagne with out Italian spices. Next time I make this recipe, I will add basil, Oregano Leaves and Garlic. . I do think children will love this recipe. My husband said the recipe was only ok. But I think his answer was prejudice. He was expection Spaghetti and Meatballs."

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    kwcrouch User ID: 5605234 146894
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

    "Excellent -- made this for my husband, mom, and dad the other night and everyone loved it! Very easy and very cheesy."

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    Shuddertoes User ID: 1715978 126180
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

    "<p>This was so scrumptious and satisfying on a cold winter's night! I am a bit puzzled, though, by the ingredient amounts called for. For instance, the amount of cottage cheese seems skimpy compared to the amount of mozzarella. And next time I will probably use a jar and a half of sauce as it was borderline dry.  It also seems like an extremely long time to bake...I will cut that back to 30 minutes next time. But these are minor adjustments...I loved this dish!</p>"

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    terrawiese User ID: 1551977 65054
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

    "This is amazing! Hubby says i'm not allowed to make 'normal' spaghetti again hehe"

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    LadyBabs User ID: 3266680 146140
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

    "Excellent recipe. My granddaughter and I enjoyed it. I especially like the flavor of the cheeses that come through. I will be making this again."

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    Maxing User ID: 5621217 92006
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

    "I would give this 4-1/2 stars. We enjoy this recipe and now include it in our regular monthly rotation. Even if your kids are not a sauce lover, they will still likely enjoy this as one of my kids does. This recipe is easy to make, makes a lot, and is tasty."

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    loon55 User ID: 203868 56787
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

    "This recipe is GREAT! My family loves it. I maded it quite a few times. I added frozen spinach to the cottage cheese .(Thaw & Squeeze out the water from frozen spinach before adding)"

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    3152004703 User ID: 4957120 119358
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

    "This was an amazing dinner! I love the cheesieness of it! Even my picky little boy ate all of his serving. This fed my family of six without having to double the recipe. I can see this being a staple for dinner!"

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    dottienelld User ID: 6425046 92002
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "This is a wonderful dish. I used Ragu CHUNKY garden sauce. Also, used small curd cottage cheese... and Mozzarella cheese... Will use two dishes to bake it in next time... and freeze part of it... yum..."

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    Patti Kay User ID: 3003075 62398
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "This is wonderful ... I add a touch of garlic .. It also makes a large portion is I make as 2 8x8 .... One for the freezer"

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    mamaha24 User ID: 6114261 206646
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "Great recipe, and my four young kids loved it! I've made this a couple of times--it makes a LOT, so from now on I'll bake half and freeze half because we couldn't finish all the leftovers. I cut the amount of butter in half. I also add about 50% more tomato sauce than the recipe calls for because I love tomatoes."

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    pgrg71 User ID: 4289967 119357
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "My family really likes this version of baked spaghetti! I made a few adjustments that we like...I always add minced garlic and Italian seasoning to my meat as I am browning it. I also usually use a larger jar of tomato sauce because I like sauce. I have even used this meal to take to a friend after her daughter's surgery. They have a very large family, so I made a double batch. They raved about it too! They said it even was liked by their "picky eater" in the family."

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    s-chapstick User ID: 5192618 151743
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "the only thing I changed was to use 2 can's of Jalapeno chili & some thick salsa verde instead of pasta sauce & added some pepper jack cheese...Yummmmm"

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    pottaway User ID: 3077832 65052
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "This is very easy and a big hit with my family of 5! They are fussy eaters and this is a nice dinner to make everyone happy!"

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    wkmtca User ID: 4530051 126550
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "i used italian sausge and it was great.."

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    ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 126142
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

    "Very very good! I add little bit garlic to the spaghetti sauceand and I recommend to put less butter to the spaghetti."

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    afoth73 User ID: 1490711 140696
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

    "My husband LOVED this recipe! He said it's a better version of lasagna :) It was really easy and yummy so I'll be making it again soon!!"

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    Bodezafa User ID: 5531638 60914
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

    "Pretty easy to make and I loved it"

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    wild_mustang68 User ID: 5582411 151742
    Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

    "My new FAVORITE spaghetti recipe. I don't know if I'll ever make "plain" spaghetti again!"

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    soccer_mom User ID: 763741 140694
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

    "This has become a family favorite. Super easy and really, really tasty!"

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    bylaw User ID: 797340 140693
    Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

    "This is so good. I make it gluten-free by using gf pasta. I always add a can of diced tomatoes. It makes the dish a bit soupy, but I like it better with the addition. This goes a long way."

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    saviplus3 User ID: 3835723 60913
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

    "Love this recipe! Very easy to make and everyone loved it."

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    rustedgold1 User ID: 3141438 146135
    Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

    "I agree-this is easy and tasty too! I actually made a double batch and it didn't last long around here!"

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    lorilovesbill User ID: 3727029 119344
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "Yummy and easy, my two favorite things!"

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    elocin2012 User ID: 5807159 140745
    Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

    "Very delicious!! My husband enjoyed this very much! Where it calls for 4 cups (16 ounces) part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese... I used 2 cups of mozzarella and 2 cups of an Italian blend (Romano, Parmesan, etc.) DELICIOUS!! YUM!"

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    stumpie22 User ID: 5915596 91999
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

    "Very good & easy recipe! I skipped the meat and the eggs and used dried onions, but kept all other portions the same & it turned out great. Next time I think I'll use another half cup of sauce, but it was great as-is."

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    Mamaoj User ID: 5373389 206645
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

    "This was really tasty. I used classico spicy sauce. Really a nice rich dish for little effort. Generous size servings."

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    ldouglas1996 User ID: 1415587 126400
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

    "Double the amount of sauce. PERFECTO!!"

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    JoyG User ID: 4801243 206644
    Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

    "This dish was very easy to make and assemble. My family loved it and will make again."

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    54 Ford User ID: 5301433 206643
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

    "This is simply delicious."

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    mlsusko User ID: 5847893 65050
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

    "I doubled the recipe and cooked in my roaster oven for my son's graduation party. It went over so well I realized I should have tripled or quadrupled it! It is my favorite Taste of Home recipe."

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    Momof3inTx User ID: 5847623 65049
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

    "Just wanted to add, buy small curd cottage cheese. I also use dried onion flakes."

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    Momof3inTx User ID: 5847623 58771
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

    "I make this recipe all the time. It is great for company. When I make it for my family of 5 it easily feeds us for 2 meals. Sometimes I even freeze half of the recipe for a later date. My daughters request this all the time."

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    patterson1 User ID: 2043653 146887
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

    "I made (2) for church potluck by the time I served the Children and cleaned up a bit there was nothing left for me. Everyone loved it . This was so easy to make.

    Thank you
    PS: I used dry onions and Margarine, because I cant' have raw onions and butter.I guess no one knew the difference."

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    RedRain User ID: 702637 91908
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

    "Great recipe but I substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and added a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to kick it up. Another reviewer recommended using 1/2 pound of ground Italian sausage and I'm going to try that too! Served this with a salad and garlic bread & it was gone in a flash!"

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    scarletdog User ID: 3356683 206642
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

    "I bake a whole recipe and freeze half."

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    damper User ID: 5520431 56785
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "made this for my crew at work when we had to work overtime. they loved it and i had to take recipes in next day."

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    pottaway User ID: 3077832 140692
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

    "My husband and 3 kids gave this a huge thumbs up! And they are fussy! Will definately make this again and probably will make this for friends in need."

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    jpshaw User ID: 5116918 146131
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

    "This was ridiculously good! Couldn't stop eating it and neither could my guests."

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    lady14 User ID: 1037277 74755
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

    "This is one of the best spaghetti recipes that I have ever made. I have also baked at for my church and church members as well"

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    kdmalloy User ID: 4054452 60912
    Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

    "One of our favorite recipes to take camping. The kids love it and we have plenty of leftovers for lunches when the kids don't like the other foods we have made. Thanks for the sharing the recipe it's a keeper!"

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    shedevilgrrl88 User ID: 2712755 60907
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

    "Great recipe, my family loved it, even my young boys!"

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    speedwaygirl User ID: 4981582 206641
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

    "I make this all the time. My son loves it! Since we are a family of 2, I cut the recipe in half and use an 8x8 pan, but I still use a full jar of sauce. He likes it saucy! I make this for us at least once a week. Big thumbs up!"

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    smfeldner User ID: 3400556 65048
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

    "Yum! A super fun way to mix up "boring" spaghetti."

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    redhead88 User ID: 3127388 140619
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

    "It was so easy to make and it tasted very good. I would absoulty make this recipe again."

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    roxie24 User ID: 3154580 140609
    Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

    "Followed the recipe exactly and my mother and I found it was tastless, will not be making again!"

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    daniellesb User ID: 4757372 151741
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

    "This was excellent! I added about a 1/2 pound of Italian sausage to the ground beef. As the meat was cooking, I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and a little Worcestershire sauce. I used about 1.5 jars of Prego Fresh Mushroom Sauce. It was very filling and there is plenty remaining for leftovers. I will definitely make again."

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    ashleymarwi User ID: 4199392 74682
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

    "Absolutely delicious! I have shared this recipe with friends who can't get enough of it! Thank you!"

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    katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 206640
    Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

    "I loved this recipe. I did make one change and used ricotta instead of the cottage cheese."

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    3prettykids User ID: 3912465 140690
    Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

    "my family with 3 young children, Loved this! Made enough for us to eat it twice! Definately going into the dinner rotation!"

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    mcgee64 User ID: 582153 62394
    Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

    "This was sooo delicious!"

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    kightlis User ID: 4315427 146129
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "I have made this twice now and will make it for years to come. It's DELICIOUS! For most things I use Prego sauce...but for this recipe I'll use Ragu-it clings on to the pasta rather than absorbing into it."

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    gilbreathc User ID: 2816539 206639
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

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    Tlilbit User ID: 2232033 140689
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "My Mom always made this for my special birthday dinner. Lots of memories of my favorite dish! Always delicious and leftovers are awsome too!"

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    Amy T. User ID: 3476215 74680
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "Hi everyone, thank you for commenting on one of my all-time favorite recipes. I hope you find the make-ahead information useful and easy-to-do! As I continue to write my blog, I will try to?include with my favorite recipes any tips that I've learned along the way.

    Enjoy the Baked Spaghetti!"

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    cindykayp User ID: 2039260 126141
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "Thanks for the comments from Amy's blog for preparing ahead of time:

    "I would prepare the entire recipe, except for sprinkling the last layer of mozzarella cheese and baking it. Then let it cool completely uncovered in my refrigerator. Once cooled, I would top it the cheese and cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. By double wrapping it, I was able to make it 1 to 2 days in advance without the sauce soaking majorly into the spaghetti. I got good at attaching the baking instructions with a side note to remove the plastic wrap and let the pan sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Then it was bake as directed; however, important to note after the first bake to check it was hot enough before baking it without the foil.""

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    Hellion50 User ID: 514800 140607
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2008 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "I love this tasty casserole!"

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    ksd1038 User ID: 1559809 146886
    Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008 Edited Mar. 5, 2016

    "A short-cut for this would be to use leftover spaghetti - spray dish with Pam, spoon in plain spaghetti, then the meat sauce; top with pepperoni slices, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and Parmasean. bake until heated through & cheese melts. (smells like an Italian Eatery!)"

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