Published Apr 2nd
Prep 25m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 8 servings Calories 728

A comforting baked spaghetti casserole with plenty of melted cheese is the perfect dish for potlucks, family gatherings, or a week-night dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese, divided
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3 Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef and onion until meat is browned and onions are soft and translucent, about 7 minutes. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt.
  4. 4 Whisk eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter in a large bowl. Mix in spaghetti to egg mixture and toss to coat. Place half the spaghetti mixture into baking dish. Top with half the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and meat sauce. Repeat layers. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. 5 Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 728
  • Carbohydrate 61.9 g
  • Cholesterol 150.2 mg
  • Fat 33.6 g
  • Fiber 4.9 g
  • Protein 42.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.3 g
  • Sodium 1250.5 mg
  • Sugar 12.9 g


  1. I am still trying to figure out why people rate a recipe they haven't tried or have tried and rate it low when they change the recipe. That is considered a new recipe, which they should submit. This is delicious as is. It freezes well and is a great dish to use when cooking for - Read more ...
  2. People if your not going to make the recipe as written then don't review it send in your altered recipe and let us review it.
  3. It is delicious. The eggs, cheese and butter with the noodles is a must do, really ups the ante on the whole recipe. "I didn't see the point of using eggs at all" totally jacks up the it as written, it is splendid.
  4. I would like to try to make this again. I didn't have any cottage cheese, but I did have ricotta so I used that instead (just as I would in lasagna), but my family and I just did not enjoy this. An entire pound of spaghetti noodles was too much, and there wasn't enough of - Read more ...
  5. I think the picture just doesn't do this recipe justice. I found this recipe the same day I was having family over and desperately searching for a quick, easy recipe. This recipe was perfect. I had a tough crowd and they're pretty opinionated, but everyone LOVED it!!! It was truly delicious. I did make a - Read more ...
  6. The first time I had this I fell in love with it. I could not get the recipe from the person who made it. Now, a year later, I found this recipe and LOVE it!!! My family loves it too. It certainly isn't health food but it takes the crown for comfort food.
  7. I used the ricotta cheese based on pooter61's recommendation and this turned out deliciously.
  8. Great, simple recipe. Used with whole wheat pasta. The addition of the egg mixture made the noodles extra rich. Will use again.
  9. I liked the idea of this. But I did change it a bit. Instead of using spaghetti sauce from a jar, I made my own with meat. I also used both Parmesan and Romano cheeses because that's what my husband likes. Instead of cottage cheese I used ricotta cheese. I didn't see the point of - Read more ...

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