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Spaghetti Casserole Recipe for Busy Nights!

There is something so comforting about the aroma of a freshly baked casserole, especially on a busy night when you have a hungry family and places to be! This delicious Spaghetti Casserole combines the heartiness of spaghetti, the richness of savory sauce, and the creaminess of cheese and sour cream, creating a mouthwatering medley that is sure to please the entire family. 

Spaghetti Casserole in a red dish with fork

While pasta casseroles have been a popular choice for centuries, spaghetti casserole, as we know it today, has its roots in Southern Italy. Historically, Italian grandmothers used leftover pasta, combined it with homemade sauce and cheeses, then baked it to perfection. Over time, this simple yet ingenious way to use leftovers became a cherished family recipe and evolved into this amazing, easy spaghetti casserole we enjoy today.

I love this recipe because it’s so easy to fix and let bake while you work on side dishes like Garlic Knots or Broccoli Casserole, or a dessert like this Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake or Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars.

This recipe can be made more hearty and nutritious by adding in some hidden veggies like 1/2 cup cooked, drained, pureed spinach or cauliflower. Just mix in with the store-bought spaghetti sauce! No one will know!

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To make this meal more special, bake in individual casserole dishes or bowls. If you are vegan, try this recipe with vegan lentil bolognese.

Try this homemade hamburger helper, crockpot meatloaf or cornbread casserole for another delicious family meal!

This Spaghetti Casserole recipe is an excellent way to elevate a classic pasta dish into a cheesy, gooey, creamy, satisfying masterpiece. Whether you are hosting a family gathering, a potluck, or just need a quick comforting meal, this recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy this recipe and watch it become a family favorite!

Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Spaghetti Casserole is a great weeknight meal for the family because it is quick, easy, comforting and delicious! The secret ingredient makes this baked cassrole so creamy!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


    1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
    2. Brown hamburger meat.
    3. Add salt, garlic, herbs, and sour cream.
    4. Add half of mozzarella and spaghetti noodles. Stir.
    5. Put in a glass baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in the oven at 350°F for 25 minutes.
    6. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 946mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 33g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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