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An easy delicious baked spaghetti with cream cheese baked inside! A meal that the entire family will love!

Baked cream cheese spaghetti casserole on a white plate.

We celebrated my son’s 7th birthday over the weekend in Disneyland. We had an absolute blast! I love spending time with my family and getting away from everyday life for a little bit. We sure do love our Luke but he is such a picky eater. I keep thinking that he will grow out of it, but as each year passes and as he gets older,  he still chooses not to eat a lot of the food I make. Dinner time can be a struggle at our house so you can imagine my excitement when he will eat something I make. Like this one. He loves it and it is a winner!

Baked spaghetti is amazing anyway. But when you add cream cheese to it, it takes it to a whole different level. I love cream cheese anyway but it gives a different delicious flavor to this wonderful casserole. We have been making this Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti for a while in our house now. It is in our regular dinner rotation because we all love it! How can you go wrong with a hearty meaty spaghetti cream cheese casserole? You just can’t! Give it a try and you will love it as much as we do!



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Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

5 from 2 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
An easy delicious baked spaghetti with cream cheese baked inside! A meal that the entire family will love!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet brown the ground beef. Drain and add the spaghetti sauce. Set aside.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add cream cheese, italian seasoning, and garlic. Stir until the cream cheese has melted and the noodles are coated.
  • Place a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch dish. Put spaghetti on top of the sauce and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and heated through.


Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 22gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 338mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is my husbands favorite dinner! I also made it for my aunt and uncle and they loved it too! We use ground venison

  2. 5 stars
    This is easy, cheap and DELICIOUS! A 10! I ♥️ your recipes. This is the way I’ll make spaghetti from now on!

  3. Part of the normal rotation now. We use gluten free pasta and baking it makes it taste like “real” spaghetti. Great easy dish.

  4. I just made this and omg it’s soooo good I used ground turkey and it came out so hood I would have never thought to use cream cheese and I used Parmesan cheese and Mexican cheese (my family and I are cheese heads) our 8 year old son said it taste like heaven on a tongue .. he said mom please make more

  5. Made this tonight, and it is wonderful. I added a layer of thick cut mozzarella cheese on top of the noodles, then added the meat sauce. I put a layer of grated parmesan and more thick cut mozzarella; then baked according to the directions.

  6. Can this be frozen? Looking for recipes I can make for my daughter (who is pregnant with twins) that she set out in the morning and cook when she gets home from work.

  7. Are you using 1lb of meat, total?
    Also…12oz spaghetti, is like an entire box? It seemed like so much in comparison to the meat & sauce mixture?

    1. I love this recipe but mine was a little dry. This was probably my fault because I could not find a 28oz jar of spaghetti sauce. I thought it was a mistake. Only 24 oz. So I guess I should have popped open a second jar???? I also had a problem stirring in the cream cheese. Did someone say they microwaved it a bit to soften?

  8. I can’t believe I never made baked spaghetti until tonight. And, boy was it a hit with the hubby!!
    I used the above recipe with the following modifications:
    Baked it in an 8X8 pan for 2 of us and we still had a lot left over.
    I mixed a 1/2 lb of mild Italian Sausage with a 1/2 lb of ground beef.
    I used 8 oz of Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
    Only used 1/2 a pound of spaghetti
    Boiled the pasta for 10 minutes
    Absolutely delish!!!

  9. I didn’t let my husband or youngest son that this dish had cream cheese. They ” can always taste it and don’t like cream cheese”. Of course, I cook with it all the time, just hide it! It was a huge success. So easy and it was torn through like starving wild dogs got a hold of it!

  10. I made this last night with ground turkey and it was amazing. My husband declared that it needs to go on the menu every week. Thanks for sharing!!