Baked Spaghetti


8 oz cooked spaghetti

2 Tbsp margarine

1 cup grated parmesan cheese; divided

1 24 ox ricotta cheese (optional)

1 lb ground beef

1 jar (28 oz) pasta sauce

1 8 oz pkg mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine hot cooked spaghetti with margarine, stir until melted. Add ½ cup parmesan cheese; stir to coat. Arrange in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Spread ricotta cheese over spaghetti. Sprinkle with ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Brown ground beef, drain, add pasta sauce and heat until bubbly. Spoon over cheese. Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover with nonstick foil or spray foil with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes. Serves 6 – 8.


Note: My family does not like ricotta cheese, so I don’t make it with it and I also don’t use ¼ cup parmesan cheese since I don’t add the ricotta. I just sprinkle a little over the noodles. Enjoy!