Baked Spaghetti Casserole with thin spaghetti, sausage, mushroom, and tomato sauce, ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses.
Okay, so this baked spaghetti is crazy good. Think lasagna, but made with thin spaghetti noodles or vermicelli instead.
How to Make Baked Spaghetti
You make baked spaghetti almost the same way you would make lasagna. It’s a layered, baked casserole with a tomato-based meat sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, and pasta.
The main differences are that you use thin spaghetti noodles instead of wide lasagna pasta, and you toss in a couple of beaten eggs with the cooked noodles.
The eggs help bind the noodles in place so you can easily cut and serve even rectangles without them falling apart.
It’s the perfect thing to serve a hungry teenage boy who is visiting for spring break, who somehow manages to eat his weight every day, who loves to skateboard and can play Minecraft for hours without getting bored. Not that I know anyone like this at all.
Jarred Sauce Or Homemade? Your Choice
You can make your own or use a good quality jarred sauce. To make your own, make a double recipe of our basic tomato sauce, and blend it smooth to use for this baked spaghetti.
A Word About Mushrooms
If you don’t like mushrooms, please feel free to leave them out. If you love mushrooms, I recommend using shiitake because they are so wonderfully flavorful. Or you could augment creminis with dried porcinis that have been reconstituted in hot water.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Half the pleasure of making baked spaghetti or lasagna is enjoying the leftovers! This baked spaghetti will keep in the fridge for at least five days. Reheat individual slices in the microwave, or warm the whole casserole (covered with foil) in the oven at 350°F until bubbly again.
- For more information on reheating this casserole, see the freezing and reheating instructions in our Lasagna recipe.
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