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Kid-Pleasing Spaghetti Recipe

I wish I could claim credit for this recipe...but I've only helped make it for Farm Bureau suppers. With a cheese sauce and beef spaghetti layers, it has real kid appeal.—Vera Chalfant, Parker City, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in spaghetti; set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese until melted. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with cheese sauce and the remaining spaghetti mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe Note

Try this quick dessert idea. Sprinkle warmed pear halves with cinnamon. Top with whipped cream, caramel ice cream topping and chopped walnuts.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 374 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 667mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"This is a wonderful recipe!! A bit different than the usual spaghetti, but even better. We had this tonight, and everyone loved it! I'll be making this again, probably many times :-)"

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