Classic Baked Spaghetti

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Aimee Mars
Servings 8 Servings
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Classic Baked Spaghetti is the delicious casserole version of the traditional pasta and meat sauce. With multiple layers of cheesy buttered noodles, melted mozzarella cheese, and onion beef sauce you'll want to make this a new family favorite.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian


  • 16 ounces Spaghetti Noodles 1 package
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 24 ounce Pasta Sauce Jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 5 tablespoons Butter melted
  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese
  • 4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare the spaghetti noodles in boiling water according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet brown the ground beef and chopped onion over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain and remove from heat. Season with salt and stir in the pasta sauce; set aside.

  3. Whisk the eggs, parmesan cheese, and melted butter together in a large bowl. Add the spaghetti to the mixture and toss to coat.

  4. Grease a 13x9 baking dish with oil and place half of the spaghetti on the bottom. Layer 1 cup of the cottage cheese on top of the noodles and then place 1/2 of the meat sauce on top. Sprinkle 2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top and repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients. Cover with foil and place the dish in the oven to bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook an additional 20 to 25 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Baked Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 684 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 890mg37%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 411mg41%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.