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Southern Baked Spaghetti

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.



Southern Baked Spaghetti is a cheesy baked spaghetti casserole recipe the whole family will love.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

This loaded spaghetti recipe is the perfect comfort food for cold weather.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

This baked spaghetti recipe takes just over an hour from start to finish and serves six people.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

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To make this baked pasta recipe, I started by cooking some spaghetti noodles according to the directions on the package.

Once the spaghetti was cooked, I drained it and set it aside.

cooked spaghetti noodles in a colander

Then I added some olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat.

I added some lean ground beef to the pot.

lean ground beef in a large pot

I also added some diced onions to the pot.

diced onions on top of lean ground in a large pot

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

crumbled ground beef and diced onions cooking in a large pot

Once the ground beef was fully cooked, I reduced the heat to low and drained the grease from the pan.

I added some marinara sauce to the pot.

marinara sauce and cooked ground beef in a large pot

I also added some Italian seasoning to the pot.

Italian seasoning on top of marinara sauce in a large pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

Then I added the cooked spaghetti to the pot.

cooked spaghetti on top of marinara and ground beef mixture in a large pot

I stirred until all of the spaghetti was coated in sauce.

Then I dumped some ricotta cheese into a medium mixing bow.

ricotta cheese in a mixing bowl

I added an egg to the bowl.

ricotta cheese and an egg in a mixing bowl

 

I also added some Italian seasoning to the bowl.

ricotta cheese, and egg and Italian seasoning in a mixing bowl

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

I added some shredded parmesan and shredded mozzarella and cheddar to the bowl.

shredded parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella on top of ricotta in a mixing bowl

I stirred well again.

ricotta and shredded cheese mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I sprayed a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.

I scooped half of the spaghetti mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and spread it out evenly.

spaghetti in a baking dish

Then I scooped all of the ricotta mixture on top of the spaghetti in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.

ricotta and shredded cheese mixture on top of spaghetti in a baking dish

I scooped the remaining half of the spaghetti mixture on top of the ricotta.

ground spaghetti mixture in a baking dish

Then I sprinkled some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend on top of the spaghetti.

shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of spaghetti in a baking dish

I placed the baking dish in the oven and baked the spaghetti until it was bubbling and the cheese on top was just starting to brown around the edges.

Then I removed the dish from the oven.

I sprinkled some parsley flakes on top.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Then the baked spaghetti was ready to serve.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

This cheesy ground beef spaghetti is the perfect family meal.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

If you are looking for a delicious spaghetti recipe with ground beef, then you need to try this Southern Baked Spaghetti!

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Southern Baked Spaghetti:

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 48 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Cheese Mixture

  • 1 lb ricotta
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes

How to Make Southern Baked Spaghetti:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the ground beef to the pot.
  6. Add the diced onions to the pot.
  7. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  8. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, reduce the heat to low and drain the grease from the pan.
  9. Add the marinara sauce and 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the pot and stir well.
  10. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pot and stir until all of the noodles are coated in sauce.
  11. Dump the ricotta cheese into a mixing bowl.
  12. Add the egg and 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the bowl and stir well.
  13. Add the shredded parmesan cheese and one cup of the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend to the bowl and stir well again.
  14. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.
  15. Scoop half of the spaghetti mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  16. Scoop all of the ricotta mixture over the spaghetti in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  17. Scoop the remaining half of the spaghetti mixture over the ricotta.
  18. Sprinkle the remaining one and a half cups of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend on top.
  19. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake the spaghetti until it’s bubbling and the cheese is just starting to brown around the edges. 35 – 40 minutes.
  20. Remove the dish from the oven.
  21. Sprinkle the parsley flakes on top.
  22. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 6 servings

Southern Baked Spaghetti

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Southern Baked Spaghetti is a hearty baked pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, marinara, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 48 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Cheese Mixture

  • 1 lb ricotta
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the ground beef to the pot.
  6. Add the diced onions to the pot.
  7. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  8. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, reduce the heat to low and drain the grease from the pan.
  9. Add the marinara sauce and 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the pot and stir well.
  10. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pot and stir until all of the noodles are coated in sauce.
  11. Dump the ricotta cheese into a mixing bowl.
  12. Add the egg and 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the bowl and stir well.
  13. Add the shredded parmesan cheese and one cup of the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend to the bowl and stir well again.
  14. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.
  15. Scoop half of the spaghetti mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  16. Scoop all of the ricotta mixture over the spaghetti in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  17. Scoop the remaining half of the spaghetti mixture over the ricotta.
  18. Sprinkle the remaining one and a half cups of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend on top.
  19. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake the spaghetti until it's bubbling and the cheese is just starting to brown around the edges. 35 - 40 minutes.
  20. Remove the dish from the oven.
  21. Sprinkle the parsley flakes on top.
  22. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 1762mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 54g

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Gwyn

Thursday 29th of December 2022

This was very tasty. It didn't all fit into a 9 x 13 though. My husband loved it. He took it to work for 3 days for his lunch. We had for dinner and froze the rest. Very good recipe!

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