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5 from 11 votes

Baked Spaghetti

This baked spaghetti is the perfect comfort food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked Spaghetti
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 24 ounce container Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice
  • 1 8 ounce package spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 24 ounce container cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef, green pepper, and onion in a large skillet on top of the stove, drain. Add the oregano, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and Italian Spaghetti sauce to hamburger and stir to mix.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, drain. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add the hot spaghetti and toss with the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread spaghetti in bottom of dish and cover with entire container of cottage cheese.
  • Spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese. Top with the other 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 30 minutes. Remove covering and cook for 15 more minutes.

Notes

This makes about 10 to 12 servings and keeps great in the refrigerator for several days. It is great reheated in the stove or microwave. You could also freeze part of it or cut the recipe in half.