Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly recipe}


Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly}

On a busy night, you need a super easy and budget friendly recipe. Check out this delicious recipe for Baked Spaghetti

 

Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly}

 Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly recipe}

One of our favorite go-to meals is anything with pasta. It’s easy and budget-friendly. AND it can even be healthy for ya when you get the Gluten Free Pasta or Whole Wheat Pasta! If you’re short on time during the week, try this EASY and budget-friendly recipe for Baked Spaghetti! I know… Pasta= CARBS. But let me tell ya… I love me some Pasta! And this recipe is always a winner in our house because of how delicious it is and filling. PLUS we always have leftovers…… so one meal feed our family for two days! That’s a win-win for this busy Mom of three!

spaghetti bake process ingredients

Ingredients needed for Baked Spaghetti

  • 16 oz. Thick Spaghetti
  • 1⁄2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1⁄2 lbs. Ground Pork
  • 1 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 24 oz. Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 1⁄2 Cup Grated Romano Cheese
  • 2 Cups Cottage or Ricotta Cheese
  • 16 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

 

Instructions on making Baked Spaghetti

Preheat oven to 350 ̊.

Cook the Spaghetti in a large pot with salted water just short of al dente, about 1 minute less than the

package directions. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.

In a large pan over medium-high heat brown the Beef and Pork with the Red Onion. Drain well and add

back to the pan along with the Spaghetti Sauce, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder and Worcestershire

Sauce stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and turn off the heat.

In a large bowl or the pot, you used to cook the spaghetti combine the Eggs, Butter and Romano Cheese.

Add the cooked Spaghetti and toss to coat.

spaghetti bake process 2

In a greased 9×13 pan layer 1⁄2 of the Spaghetti evenly on the bottom.
spaghetti bake process 3
Then layer 1⁄2 of the Cottage cheese evenly over the Spaghetti.
spaghetti bake process 4
Then layer 1⁄2 of the sauce evenly over the Cottage Cheese.

spaghetti bake process 5

Then layer 1⁄2 of the Mozzarella evenly over the sauce.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Optionally you can sprinkle additional Italian Seasoning over the top.

Baked Spaghetti recipe

Bake covered at 350 ̊ for 30 minutes, then uncovered an additional 30-40 minutes until the cheese is

melted and browning slightly around the edges.

Cut into 12 squares and serve hot.

Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly recipe}

Baked Spaghetti {budget-friendly recipe}

Ingredients

  • Baked Spaghetti Ingredients
  • 16 oz. Thick Spaghetti
  • 1?2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1?2 lbs. Ground Pork
  • 1 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 24 oz. Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 1?2 Cup Grated Romano Cheese
  • 2 Cups Cottage or Ricotta Cheese
  • 16 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊.
  2. Cook the Spaghetti in a large pot with salted water just short of al dente, about 1 minute less than the
  3. package directions. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a large pan over medium-high heat brown the Beef and Pork with the Red Onion. Drain well and add
  5. back to the pan along with the Spaghetti Sauce, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder and Worcestershire
  6. Sauce stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and turn off the heat.
  7. In a large bowl or the pot, you used to cook the spaghetti combine the Eggs, Butter and Romano Cheese.
  8. Add the cooked Spaghetti and toss to coat.
  9. In a greased 9x13 pan layer 1⁄2 of the Spaghetti evenly on the bottom.
  10. Then layer 1⁄2 of the Cottage cheese evenly over the Spaghetti.
  11. Then layer 1⁄2 of the sauce evenly over the Cottage Cheese.
  12. Then layer 1⁄2 of the Mozzarella evenly over the sauce.
  13. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  14. Optionally you can sprinkle additional Italian Seasoning over the top.
  15. Bake covered at 350 ̊ for 30 minutes, then uncovered an additional 30-40 minutes until the cheese is
  16. melted and browning slightly around the edges.
  17. Cut into 12 squares and serve hot.
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3 Comments

  1. February 10, 2015
    Reply

    It would be nice to see the price breakdown because the two ground meats alone would be at least 4 dollars, spaghetti a dollar, a bag of cheese at least 2 dollars, a jar of sauce a dollar, etc. It seems to be way over $5. (You listed this as a recipe under $5 on another page.)

    • February 10, 2015
      Reply

      Hey Sarah- I think it will eventually boil down to where you buy your groceries and where you live. I can make this meal under $5 bucks. The last time I made it I only paid for the meat and that was also on sale. The cheese, pasta and sauce were free using coupons and store promotions. So it is definitely doable.

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