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Baked Spaghetti With Garlic Bread

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Baked spaghetti with garlic bread is one of my favorite pasta recipes to make. Ground beef filling, homemade pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, all mixed in and baked till golden brown on the top.

Check out my delicious pasta recipes to make in the future as well. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta, broccoli cheddar pasta, or even try this pasta carbonara.

Spaghetti Pie with garlic bread

Baked Spaghetti

Cheesy baked spaghetti is kid-friendly and so easy to throw together. Add on the garlic bread rolls around the edge, and this baked spaghetti casserole becomes a meal in one!

Baked Spaghetti in cast iron pan

How to Make Baked Spaghetti

Step 1: Start by cooking up your ground beef, sausage, and add in jarred spaghetti sauce or make your own homemade sauce. Cook your pasta as directed on the box.

Step 2: Whip up the cheese mixture and stir with your cooked pasta. As well as the sauce, coat well and pour into your cast iron skillet.

Step 3: Top with your dough around the edge and coat with garlic butter, and sprinkle extra cheese on top of the spaghetti portion. Bake in the oven as directed in the printable recipe card below.

Spaghetti Baked fresh from oven

Do I Have To Add Garlic Bread Around The Edge Of This Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Feel free to leave off the garlic bread if you do not care for garlic bread. I personally love using the bread to slather up the extra cheese and sauce on the plate.

Baked Spaghetti and garlic bread

If you leave the rolls off just cover the entire Million Dollar Spaghetti with the mozzarella cheese. Cook until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top. If you don’t cover in shredded cheese it could over cook spaghetti noodles and make them dry.

Baked Spaghetti with garlic bread on a plate

What If I Don’t Like Ricotta Cheese

If you are not a fan of ricotta cheese you can swap with cottage cheese. I know some say this is against the rules in the pasta world, and some swear by it. Feel free to swap if you would prefer.

Baked Spaghetti Garlic Bread

Variations To Recipe

  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a nice spice
  • Skip the tomato sauce mixture and use jarred pasta sauce
  • Add in a little bit of softened cream cheese for even more creaminess to the spaghetti mixture
  • Top with parsley or even basil
  • Etc

There are so many ways you can change up this recipe to fit what you are wanting.

Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti and garlic bread

What If I Don’t Own A Cast Iron Skillet

If you don’t own a cast-iron skillet reach for a baking dish. An 8×8 pan will work just as good. I love cooking in my cast iron but it is not something you have to have for this recipe.

Slice of Baked Spaghetti with garlic bread crust

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Spaghetti Pie with garlic bread

Baked Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Baked spaghetti with garlic bread is one of my favorite pasta recipes to make. Ground beef filling, homemade pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, all mixed in and baked till golden brown on the top.


For the Sauce (Or used Jarred sauce 24 oz)

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme 
  • 1 tsp rosemary 
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano


  • 1 Pound spaghetti cooked according to package directions
  • 16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 16 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 Egg 

Dough Crust

  • 1 package of store bought pizza dough
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease your cast-iron skillet ( i used butter)
  3. Cook ground beef and ground sausage until no longer pink and crumbled
  4. Add jarred sauce or make homemade
  5. for homemade add crushed tomatoes, wine, and seasonings
  6. cook on low for 1/2 hour.
  1. Mix together ricotta cheese, egg, and half the mozzarella cheese
  2. Mix cheese mixture, and meat sauce with your cooked Spaghetti
  3. Reserve about 1 cup of your sauce for the top.
  1. Roll dough into 1' circles
  2. Place around edges of your cast iron pan
  3. Add Spaghetti to the center of the pan.
  4. Top spaghetti with more sauce and leftover mozzarella cheese
  5. Bake Spaghetti at 350 for 30 minutes
  6. Remove and brush rolls with melted butter and garlic
  7. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and serve.


I used a 10" Lodge Skillet if you want you can use a 12" but you will need 2 packages of pizza dough

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 601Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 822mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 37g

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