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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.

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Sclawson1975 User ID: 8315472 266102
Reviewed May. 18, 2017

"Amazing!! Yum yum yum! I will make this again and again! Yum yum yum!"

lemonfreeze User ID: 3472825 263423
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2017 Edited Mar. 14, 2017

"Is this really supposed to be 8 ounces spaghetti? All boxes I see are 16oz. I decided to cook the whole box, but just use half and I think that was the right amount. I added a bit of italian seasoning, and used a 13x9 pan. My husband really liked this! I will make it again."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 258967
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"We liked this a lot especially because it didn't call for mushroom soup like a lot baked spaghetti recipes.Cookinlovin if you want to submit a recipe please do so,but please just rate this recipe onits merit.Thank you Patricia for sharing your recipe."

Karen User ID: 9008494 258891
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Layer into a large oval slow cooker - works great & keeps warm for serving. Use a liner and there's no clean-up!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 258012
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"Very good - will make again. I added italian seasoning, and used a large jar of spaghetti sauce (24 oz), and used hot italian sausage. Also used a 9 x 13 pan."

Rachael User ID: 8771914 257915
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2016

"This combination of ingredients seems strange (sour cream in spaghetti??) but it works -- this was an excellent recipe! I used all sausage, extra sauce and added some oregano...loved the two cheeses.. No left overs here!"

Luv50s User ID: 8394303 257893
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"This is very similar to my recipe except. Drain the noodles but don't rinse them. Add 2 TSBP butter to the hot noodles, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and one beaten egg. Mix well and it seems like it isn't going to be good but its great! Press into a pie dish or a baking dish. I use cottage cheese with parmesan cheese and some sweet basil seasoning for the center filling then top with spaghetti sauce of your choice and the last 10 minutes I add mozzarella cheese. It was a family favorite!"

Susiew122 User ID: 5821544 256070
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"Used 24oz. pasta sauce and a little italian seasoning but made it as directed the rest of the way. Would not fit in 11x7" pan, used 13x9" and it was perfect. Took to a pot luck and everyone loved it ! Keeper recipe."

Patricia Vincent User ID: 8954860 255775
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"I use my Homemade sauce. Yummy. Also a few other spices."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255729
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"I was skeptical after reading the directions but this was amazing. So simple but flavors really blended and came together for a wonderful surprise. Leftovers went very quick."

sharmend User ID: 952120 250223
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

"Yum! Loved this recipe! Very easy to make and especially tasty to eat. I also used a whole jar (24 oz) of spaghetti sauce and it seemed just right, so don't know what it would have been like with the smaller amount."

melsacha User ID: 8788161 244658
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."

CookinLovin User ID: 7872989 237640
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!"

cheriinil User ID: 6339649 235706
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."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 229498
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."

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 214681
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."

Hotlikewasabi13 User ID: 8119905 198132
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."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 139448
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."

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 139447
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."

Hunter Mom User ID: 5582228 127448
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Do you think this would freeze okay?"

Gizmoore User ID: 7816611 139445
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."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 140768
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.


Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 140767
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

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

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 198732
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!"

overthetop55 User ID: 7134810 200402
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."

theycallmeaimee User ID: 7424693 184323
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!"

rcoker09 User ID: 4204043 198731
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!"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 125863
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."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 188297
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."

drumsdaylilies User ID: 1925082 199963
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"My family loves the Spaghetti pie casserole and ask for it often. easy to make."

atruver User ID: 3795693 198730
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

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

kitchenmaid User ID: 62335 184322
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."

jesboc User ID: 6580965 139444
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

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

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 198131
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."

1candie User ID: 1032087 140765
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I give it a five stars rating!!"

mterry User ID: 7129095 184306
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."

leftyess User ID: 1764772 188296
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"This was awesome and so simple!"

danakae User ID: 1055744 196010
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

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

megantaylor User ID: 3272338 123447
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Super easy! Very yummy!!!"

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 152932
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"This recipe was ok."

Meowzy User ID: 5897171 198130
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!"

Jama823 User ID: 1136655 188287
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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