*Easy Baked Spaghetti*


Pasta is my weakness. During my weight gain, pasta and bread would be my go to foods. Now since my weight loss, I usually avoid bread (a rule is NO bread in the house.) Though I still do occasionally make pasta…all in moderation of course. I wanted to have spaghetti for dinner, but having the same ole noodles with the same ole sauce can get bland. I found this recipe for baked spaghetti and figured I would make my own version. I took out and added some ingredients. The prep time was about 15-20 minutes and bake time 30 minutes. I prepared the dish earlier in the day and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours then threw it in the oven and in a half hour it was done. This was my first time making baked spaghetti and it was divine. I still have leftovers 3 days later. The key ingredient are the french fried onions, they are a must! This recipe is a keeper and now a new comfort food of mine.

how to make baked spaghetti

Add 1 tbs. of butter and 1/3 cup chopped onion in a glass dish

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Microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until melted

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Brown the ground beef and prepare the spaghetti noodles according to package

cream cheese

In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese and milk

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Mix until well-blended and soft. I used a whisk.

tomato sauce

Add the tomato sauce to skillet and heat until warm

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After straining the ground beef, add to skillet and mix with tomato sauce

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Add the butter/onion mixture to the cream cheese and milk. Mix well.

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Start layering with a thin layer of beef mixture

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Then add all of the cooked noodles

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Smooth cream cheese mixture over the noodles, as even as possible

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Top with remaining beef mixture

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Sprinkle as much parmesan cheese as you want, to your taste

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Bake for 25 minutes, add french fried onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Let cool and serve.



  • 1 29oz. Tomato sauce can
  • 1 1lb. ground beef of chuck
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Small bag of french fried onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbs. fat free skim milk
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 13.25oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles


  • Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package, drain and set aside.
  • Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
  • Combine onion and butter in small glass bowl. Cover and microwave 3 minutes or until soft.
  • In a seperate medium size bowl, add cream cheese, milk and onion/butter mixture.
  • Stir well (I used a whisk) (If cream cheese is not soft, nuke it for 20-30 seconds to make it easy to spread.)
  • Using a 9×13-inch baking dish, assemble in the following order: Thin layer of spaghetti sauce, cooked spaghetti, cream cheese mixture, remaining spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese (as much or as little as you want)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with french-fried onions and continue baking 5 more minutes. (neworleansathleticclub.com) (This is the secret ingredient–don’t let them burn.)


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