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Layered Spaghetti Casserole

(32 Votes)
SERVES
6
PREP
5 Min
COOK TIME
32 Min
READY IN
37 Min

We sure don't mind leftovers of this creamy spaghetti; it's just as good or better the next day. Only problem is that you might not have any left!

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce with mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
What To Do:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
     
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef and onion in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Combine pasta, meat mixture, and pasta sauce in a large bowl; toss to combine. Set aside.
     
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
     
  4. Pour half of spaghetti mixture into a lightly greased 7- x 11-inch baking dish; pour cheese sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Top with remaining spaghetti mixture, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese melts.
     
Notes

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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I doubled this recipe for a large family gathering. Even the cheese lovers thought it was too "cheesey". Next time, I will use Vit. D milk instead of the evaporated, and substitute a less strong variety of cheese, perhaps Colby. Otherwise, it is an easy recipe to prepare.

This was quite easy and very good. All my family liked it which is not always the case with "new" dishes. I will make this again.

Awful. The evaporated milk seemed to have made this way too rich.

Outstanding. Prepared the dish according to the recipe. For us, it is probably closer to 8 servings, so I froze a good bit to enjoy later. Will make again.

Just added this to my dinner rotation. Think I'll add a few cloves of minced garlic and a tsp or two of dried Italian herbs, then consider swapping out the cheddar for shredded mozzarella, or maybe Asiago...or perhaps a layer of each!

My family loved it

Very good. My husband LOVED it

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good!

This was great! Creamy comfort food. There was lots of sauce to mop up with my homemade garlic toast. Everyone loved it! I will make it again.

I was not a fan of this particular dish. It's basically spaghetti with cheese sauce added. The cheese sauce adds additional fat and calories but does nothing to improve the taste. This stuff is a real waste of ingredients!

That is, In Your Humble Opinion...

This recipe is to die for.Quote my husband. I have never used pasta sauc and eve. milk together in one recipe. Love it.*****

Have been cooking for 45 yrs. and the first time I make a new recipe I follow it to a T, so I know how it was intended to taste, after that I tweak it to our liking. Can't wait to try this one.

This is a comment for mscarole. Your kind reminders, whether coming from your wheel-chair or hospital bed, should be an inspiration for all. Some people just do not realize how good they have it and need someone less fortunate to point it out to them. God bless Carole.

as with any RECIPE someone uses, it is only a GUIDE.... I never follow a recipe to the "T"... I add extra whatever in spices that my family likes or omit tomato sauce and use ketchup.... Always make it your own and to your own taste...... experienced cooks know to do this, newer cooks think you have to follow perfectly.... youll learn as the gain cooking experience. ALSO...... whinning gripping and complaining on a site like this is totally uncalled for..... be polite..

Just wondering about the cheese sauce mentioned in the directions. I don't see any cheese in the white sauce. Am I missing something?

The cheese sauce we are referring to is the mixture made is Step 3. Thank you for your question!

I don't know about the negative remarks. But i make this a lot and its good every time. terry

I changed the recipe just a tad. I added mozzarella cheese as opposed to cheddar cheese and added some red pepper flakes (about 1/4 t.) to the white sauce. Excellent!

Made this last night my girlfriend and I thought this was the best Casserole we had ever had. It's just full of cheesy deliciousness!

COMMENT SHOULD READ "IF YOU CAN'T BE POLITE YOUR COMMENT WILL BE REJECTED" - I SAW THIS ON ANOTHER SITE!!!! -(REFERING TO A COMMENT MADE IN 2012): SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETLY READ A RECIPE. IF THEY WERE ANY KIND OF A COOK THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT FOR THEMSELVES OR SEE IF ANY PRIOR COMMENTS CAN BE OF HELP, OR BE POLITE IN ASKING FOR HELP. ALL OF US WOULD BE MORE THAN WILLING TO HELP. ALSO, SHOULD HAVE SOME RESPECT TO THE MR. FOOD KITCHEN. I LIKE TO TAKE OTHER COMMENTS PLUS MY OWN AND CHANGE THE RECIPE TO MY LIKING. - WHICH MOST OF THE TIME ARE "DELISH" PER MY HUSBAND - HE HELPS ME COOK NOW AS I HELP HIM FROM A WHEELCHAIR. THIS RECIPE IS "OH SOOOO GOOOD!!!! (PLEASE EXCUSE THE CAPS, I AM NOT MAD BUT TRYING TO TYPE ONE HANDED FROM A HOSP. BED)

OMG - made this tonight for supper. Hubby loved it and wants leftovers for his lunch tomorrow. I added extra onions, mushrooms, garlic and red & green peppers. Very good. Completely agree with "gatorgrowl" - this forum has no place for negative comments. There's enough negativity in this world, we don't need it here.

my kids really love this

Not one of the negative comments are called for. It is not the recipe, it is rge reader. This is a casserole not a plate of spaghetti. I suggest the comments do not belong here-but on a political thread.I think they should have been rejected-not posted.The negative comments were not intended to be helpful. You need to read other than recipe-cooking material. This is a good recipe and I will make it soon. Kids will like it. Thank all for keeping Mr. Food comments on track,

This is really delicious. Breaking the noodles in half will help in mixing them in. I did make a few changes. I used ground turkey in place of hamburger and I cooked it in my slow cooker. To do this, cook your pasta only a few minutes. No more than 5. They will finish cooking in the slow cooker and not be mushy. Spray your insert with cooking spray. Follow the rest of the recipe as written. Layer in your insert also as written Set slow cooker to HIGH and cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I doubled my batch and it filled my 6 quart slow cooker.

did not like this at all

This recipe is absolutely delicious! Will be making it again very soon. I think next time I will break the noodles in half first before cooking so they are easier to mix in. I made it as the recipe said the first time and the noodles mix in, but is a bit awkward. Not really any big deal. It was so good, there were no leftovers. Mmmmmm.........

This is silly...the first step tells you to cook pasta according to pkg directions..that is how you mix it in! Maybe you should read the directions a little more closely!

Here is another recipe with poor instructions. How in hell do you mix in Uncooked spaghetti with a meat mixture and sauce unless your mean an elbow, or bowtie, ??????? Time to get someone who knows how to write a recipe so it is truly understandable.

Instructions are right on. Leediable not so much. Pls reread, then apologize. tyvm

UNcooked spaghetti???? The instructions clearly state "COOKED"spaghetti! I always snap my long spaghetti in half before i cook them much easier to handle and much easier to eat THis recipe sounds really good.. will try soon

Sounds very good to me. Will definitely try fixing this soon.

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