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Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This Southern Baked Spaghetti contains several indulgent layers of rich and meaty Bolognese, pasta and luscious cheesy creamy filling making this THE dish to serve at every potluck, game day and celebration you have!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, soul food, Southern
Keyword baked pasta, baked spaghetti, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 282kcal


For the Spaghetti Sauce (Find full instructions HERE at https://grandbaby-cakes.com/southern-spaghetti-sauce-recipe/)

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • Seasoned salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 crushed tomatoes can 28 ounces sized can
  • 1 tomato sauce cans 29 ounce sized cans
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

For the Ricotta Filling

  • 1 (15 ounce) ricotta cheese container
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 3-4 cups mozzarella or Italian blend shredded cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


For the Spaghetti Sauce

For the Ricotta Filling

  • Combine ricotta cheese, egg, basil, parmesan cheese and salt in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Set aside.

For the Spaghetti Pasta

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil then add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. Add sauce to spaghetti and toss to combine then set sauced spaghetti aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375.

For Assembly

  • Begin layering by adding ⅓ of spaghetti to bottom of the 9x13 Pyrex Deep baking dish.
  • Next spread with half of ricotta filling then top with a large amount of mozzarella cheese..
  • Repeat steps with layering of spaghetti then the remaining half of ricotta cheese and mozzarella.
  • Repeat steps again ending with cheese.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is bubbly and delicious. Cool for 10-15 minutes, sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Tip: Do not use the parmesan cheese you find in the can on shelves.
Tip: Add your salt in increments.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg