Easy Spaghetti Casserole

This Easy Spaghetti Casserole is made with three kinds of cheese and a simple meat sauce. The whole family will love this easy dinner recipe!

This Easy Spaghetti Casserole is made with three kinds of cheese and a simple meat sauce.  The whole family will love this easy dinner recipe! #dinner #groundbeef

Spaghetti is one of those meals that I can make again and again and my family won't complain.  Its familiar flavors make everyone in the family happy even if I serve it every week (which often I do!).

The only person who really has an issue with weekly spaghetti is me.

I surely can't complain about preparing it.  I mean, really.  What's easier than boiling some pasta and heating up some sauce?  I almost always have a jar of sauce in the pantry and some homemade sauce in the freezer, too.  No, it's not how difficult it is to cook.  The truth is, I just get plain old bored with spaghetti.  As much as I love Italian, the same old plate of spaghetti needs some jazzing up every now and then.

This Easy Spaghetti Casserole is made with three kinds of cheese and a simple meat sauce. The whole family will love this easy dinner recipe! #dinner #groundbeef

Your family's fave spaghetti dinner can easily be dressed up with a few kinds of cheese and a casserole dish!  I couldn't be easier to transform the classic into a comforting casserole that you will want to make for those days when you need a change from the norm.

In addition to kicking jarred sauce up a notch by adding some sauteed onion, I used provolone, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese to make this casserole hearty, cheesy and delicious!  I think next time I may mix in some sausage, too.

If you feel like you've been needing a break from your typical plate of spaghetti, take the extra time to whip up this tasty casserole.  I have a feeling you will love it as much as we did!

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Yield: 8 servings   Author:

Easy Spaghetti Casserole


This Easy Spaghetti Casserole is made with three kinds of cheese and meat sauce. The whole family will love this easy dinner recipe!

prep time: cook time: total time: 45 MIN

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 lb ground beef
1 (28 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1/3 cup provolone cheese shredded

INSTRUCTIONS


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl.

2. Meanwhile, In a large skillet cook the onion in the olive oil until softened. Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until browned. Drain off the grease and add the spaghetti sauce to the pan. Set aside.

3. Add the cream cheese, italian seasoning, and garlic to the cooked pasta. Stir until the cream cheese has melted and the noodles are coated.

4. Spoon a small amount of sauce into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch dish. Put spaghetti on top of the sauce and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle the parmesan and provolone cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes.


NOTES


Adapted from The Recipe Critic.



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25 comments

  1. This looks like the perfect comfort food - I can't resist a pasta meal!

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  2. I never thought about making pasta casserole with spaghetti! It looks so hearty and filling (and easy!)

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  3. I love the recipe for the casserole with the cream cheese added! It sounds so tasty!

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    1. Thank you! The cream cheese gives it just enough creaminess without it being heavy.

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  4. When I was a kid my mom used to make a baked spaghetti that I totally loved. This is a great way to feed a hungry family. Perfect comfort food for the cold weather season too.

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    1. Absolutely. The whole family loves pasta casseroles!

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  5. I love spaghetti. I love cheese. So spaghetti plus a whole bunch of cheese? YES, PLEASE!

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  6. What a comforting casserole for a winter dinner! I love that it has three types of cheese in it. Pass me a fork!

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    1. Casseroles and winter are a match made in heaven.

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  7. I haven't had spaghetti casserole since I was a kid! So many memories came flooding back when I saw this recipe! I'm going to have to make this and relive my childhood!

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    1. Aw, so awesome. You totally should. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  8. This is a lovely casserole for dinner any night of the week. he cream cheese adds an extra delicious layer of flavor.

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    1. It sure does. Thanks for your kind words!

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  9. This looks like PERFECT comfort food for this cold winter weather. I love how you have several different types of cheeses in there - always a good call!

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  10. This looks so yummy! Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Love it!

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  11. Growing up my friend's Pepere would always make spaghetti pie, but not with all that gooey cheese on top! Serious comfort food right here. This would be perfect for the next snow day!

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    1. Cheesy casseroles are the best comfort food, for sure. Snow days a perfect for this spaghetti casserole!

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  12. This is absolutely delicious! My kids are runners and I am always making pasta meals before their races. This is perfect as I love casseroles and this is yummy!

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  13. Hi Becky
    How much onions? Not in the ingredient's list. Also, how much sausage can I add in this recipe.

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    1. Sorry about that! This recipe uses 1 small onion, diced. It should be right around 1/2 cup. If you add sausage, I would add no more than 1/2 lb if you are still planning on using the ground beef, too. If you are not using ground beef, than 1 lb of sausage. Or you could do 1/2 sausage, 1/2 ground beef!

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