Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Casserole with buttery garlic bread and a crisp green salad, for the perfect evening meal!
How to Cook Baked Spaghetti Casserole Recipe - Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Cream Cheese
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Ingredients

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16oz Spaghetti dried
1lb Ground Beef
24oz Tomato sauce
2 cups Cottage cheese or ricotta or other cream cheese
4 cups Mozzarella
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 Onion
2 Eggs
5 tbsp Butter melted
1 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Salt
handful Basil chopped leaves

Nutritional information

325
Calories
16g
Fat
62mg
Cholesterol
23g
Carbs
4.4g
Sugar
22g
Protein
Ingredients

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

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What a knockout weeknight dinner this Baked Spaghetti Casserole is! There are some dishes which are just perfect as they are – like spaghetti bolognese right? But what happens if you take those dishes, add lots of extra cheese and bake them so they get a gorgeous crispy topping and deliciously cooked texture? Well if you make this recipe, you’ll find out!

I guess this is a cross between a spag bol and lasagne – tender pasta, browned beef cooked down with tomatoes and onions, creamy sauce and melting cheese over the top. For a more authentic Italian twist, you can swap out the cottage cheese for ricotta. It’s an amazing recipe and makes enough to satisfy a big and happy crowd!

How to Cook Baked Spaghetti Casserole Recipe - Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Cream Cheese

So, how to make Baked Spaghetti Casserole?

Steps to make Baked Spaghetti Casserole

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2

Heat the oven and prepare a baking dish

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large baking dish (around 3 quart).

2
Done
20

Cook the spaghetti

Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions, until al dente. Drain and set aside.

3
Done
15

Brown the beef

Place a large skillet over a medium heat and add the oil. Add the beef and onion and cook, stirring regularly, until the meat is browned through and the onions are soft. Drain off the excess liquid.

4
Done
2

Add the sauce

Add the sauce and salt to the skillet and stir together. Remove from the heat.

5
Done
3

Make the cheese sauce

Beat the eggs, butter, and cheese together in a large bowl.

6
Done
2

Add the spaghetti

Add the spaghetti to the cheese mixture and toss until fully coated.

7
Done
10

Assemble the casserole

Tip half of the spaghetti into the baking dish. Spread half of the meat sauce on top and then sprinkle the cottage cheese and mozzarella on top of that. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

8
Done
65

Bake the casserole

Place a lid on the dish or cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and take off the lid or foil. Bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

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Done
1

Serving Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Sprinkle with the chopped basil to serve.

Serve up this Baked Spaghetti Casserole with buttery garlic bread and a crisp green salad, for the perfect evening meal! How do you find my combination of classic pasta recipes? Give me your honest opinion below, or tag your casserole pics with #cookmerecipes so I can see how you got on!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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