Basic Baked Spaghetti Recipe -
Basic Baked Spaghetti Recipe
34 Photos
Basic Baked Spaghetti
See how to make a simple weeknight favorite. See more
  • READY IN 50 mins

Basic Baked Spaghetti

Recipe by  

"Quick and easy oven spaghetti. Use different cheeses to create your signature dish."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

On Sale Change Settings

Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.

Show ingredients on sale

Sort stores by

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In large skillet, cook hamburger until brown. Mix spaghetti sauce into skillet. Reduce heat and simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Mix in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Mix together spaghetti and meat mixture, pour into 9x13 pan. Top with cheese and bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2003

I made this for a party and it was a big hit. Everyone raved about it. I used 1lb. box of angel hair spaghetti 2 large cans of spaghetti sauce and cheddar and mozzarella mixed cheese on top. This made a 9x13 pan.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2011

First time making/eating baked spaghetti and I wasn't impressed. I layered mozzarella cheese in the middle and on the top, but this dish just turned out dry and tasteless. Won't make again.

Oct 19, 2006

I modified this based on other reviews and while it's not technically the original recipe, I've got to give full props to the Wendy for submitting this and getting me started. The last time (I've made it more than once), I used a little over a pound of mild italian sausage and onions (and ran it through the food processor to get the crumbles smaller) and two 26 oz. jars of sauce. I'm also a not-interested-in-recovering cheese addict so I used mixed in two cups of shredded cheddar with the spaghetti mixture and another two cups on top. I think I'll stick to this combination as it was quite tasty. It made so much I gave the neighbor a cube for her toddler who wasn't feeling the love for spaghetti before tasting this. As a stay at home mom, I love having this in the fridge for my toddler's (and my) lunch. It holds shape very well so I can cut it into small cubes and serve it to him cold or warm.

May 31, 2006

This recipe was a great starter. I added mushrooms, onions, garlic salt, garlic powder and onion powder to my ground beef when frying it. Then added mozzarella cheese along with the mild cheddar. Everyone loved it I now make this instead of the original spaghetti.

Sep 29, 2003

I can't agree with other reviewers regarding the proportions - I followed the recipe and it was neither too dry nor too wet. Perfect. My husband is not a huge spaghetti fan, but loved it this way. I put a cup of cheddar and then a cup of mozerella on top, followed by a generous shower of parmesan. I used Ragu Robusto brand sauce and still spiced it up with extra garlic powder, italian seasoning, and chili powder. I always do that to jarred sauce. Very good - a definate keeper as a basic recipe.

Sep 11, 2007

This was excellent, of course with the changes that I made. I browned lean beef in olive oil, and finely chopped onions, along with salt, pepper,garlic powder,oregano,and a pinch of crushed red peppers. I also used a 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce and Half of another one, so that it had enough sauce. I topped it with pieces of butter, provolone slices, and shredded mild chedder, and baked at 375 for 20 mins until cheese was melted and slightly browned. and MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMM! Very good!!!!!!!

Feb 02, 2009

I have made this a few times awhile back, and for some reason forgot about this yummy recipe. Thanks to my recipe box on here I made it again, and wow it is so good. I of course make my normal sauce, and add mushrooms, onion, garlic, parsley, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to my sauce. I also use the cheddar cheese, but I also add mixed Italian cheese to it. This dish is perfect for a cold winter night. I guess there is something about baking spaghetti for 30 minutes that makes it extra yummy.

May 04, 2003

Great recipe...the whole family loved it, even my 5 year old niece. It needs more sauce than the recipe calls for. I usually buy a large jar (24oz) and almost use it all.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 487 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Basic Baked Spaghetti

See how to make a simple weeknight favorite.

Baked Spaghetti

A hearty baked spaghetti casserole with three kinds of cheese.

How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara

See how to make simple spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce!

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States