Left Over Spaghetti Lasagna Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Left Over Spaghetti Lasagna Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Left Over Spaghetti Lasagna

Recipe by  

"This is a dish intended for your left-over spaghetti. In my house there never seems to be enough left over to make this, so seeing as we love this dish a lot I make it with fresh spaghetti. Night #1 we are all dancing in our seat with pleasure as we eat dinner and lunch on day #2 is a treat beyond words."

+ 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

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until pasta is tender but still slightly firm, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Transfer spaghetti to a large bowl and toss with spaghetti sauce until well combined.
  5. Mix cottage cheese and sour cream in a bowl.
  6. Spread half the spaghetti with sauce into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread the cottage cheese mixture evenly over the spaghetti.
  8. Place the remaining spaghetti and sauce in an even layer over the cottage cheese mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and the cheese is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Cook's Note:
  • I like to take spicy Italian sausage and bake it in the oven while I prepare everything else. Then before I put the first layer of spaghetti in the baking dish I put the sausage on the bottom of the pan and then do my layers, baking as usual.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 21, 2012

I made a homemade meat marinara to go in this casserole. Instead of fat free sour cream, I used reduced fat. The family thought this was great--they ate every bite. NO LEFTOVERS. This was perfect for me because I could make the marinara in the crockpot and quick make the pasta, then mix and bake. I'll make this again.

Mar 28, 2012

DELICIOUS!!! A bit involved if you make it "from scratch" (fresh spaghetti in the event that you don't have any leftover), but well worth it!


17 Ratings

Mar 23, 2012

Perfectly delicious.

Aug 18, 2012

Good use of leftover spaghetti. I stirred an egg into the cheese mixture and added some Italian seasoning and garlic. Very tastey!

Apr 28, 2014

Followed ingredients exactly. I used leftover spaghetti. I added a little extra sauce (from a jar) because the leftover spaghetti seemed too dry. This made the final product a little too wet. I didn't take into account that the sour cream & cottage cheese would add additional liquid. I kept the dish loosely covered with foil for half the baking time because I don't like for the cheese to get overly browned too quickly. I uncovered it for the last 20 min. Everyone loved this dish and had seconds. Although we all loved it... I feel like it needs a little more seasoning. Next time I think I will mix in some Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into the cottage cheese mixture. Great way to use leftover spaghetti. I think I will start making extra spaghetti ON PURPOSE and put in freezer so I can make this dish the following week.

Apr 02, 2012

a favorite in my house!

Jun 09, 2012

This was quick and easy - nothing spectacular, but filling and good.

Oct 16, 2014

Quick and really tasty!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1476 mg
  • 59%

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

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

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

Baked Spaghetti

A hearty baked spaghetti casserole with three kinds of cheese.

Basic Baked Spaghetti

See how to make a simple weeknight favorite.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

See how to make a super-popular, incredibly easy Italian pasta.

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