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Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

This month’s #BakingBloggers theme is Baked Pasta. I must admit that other than a traditional lasagna, I’ve never really made much in the baked pasta department. I started looking for inspiration and surprisingly found it in the Walking Dead. I decided to make Baked Spaghetti as this is a meal that keeps showing up on the show, in one form or another.

The Walking Dead has been one of my favorite shows. There have been numerous references to spaghetti in the show, from canned spaghetti rings, spaghetti dinner that Negan makes for Rick’s family and the dinner Aaron and Eric fix to recruit Darryl into a job for Alexandria.

I also love the idea of a make ahead dish that I can pop in the oven for an easy weeknight meal. I also customized this dish for my family. My youngest is not a huge melted cheese fan and this dish has enough to make everyone else happy without turning him away. It has amazing flavor but not too much onion and garlic which can bother me. It’s perfect and a dish we will be making again and again.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This dish can be made ahead, just bake as directed, cover and freeze. Then when ready to eat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed. 


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt, optional: sour cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 oz. spaghetti, cooked
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Cook spaghetti and drain.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in garlic powder, oregano, fresh basil, salt, pepper and marinara sauce. 
  3. Combine mozzarella cheese, yogurt, and egg and fold into the cooked noodles. Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the Parmesan Cheese. Spoon beef mixture on top of the noodles and the remaining Parmesan cheese. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 658mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 25g

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1 Comment

  1. Oh I love the idea of spaghetti as a freezer meal! I enjoy the Walking Dead connection too. 🙂

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