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Grandma’s Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Cheese

Introducing my grandma’s beloved baked spaghetti casserole recipe, a cherished family vegetarian dish that promises ultimate comfort for you and your loved ones! While it may not fit into a strict diet plan, this cheesy delight is a divine indulgence worth savoring on special occasions.

Easy Spaghetti Casserole with Cheese
Grandma's Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Cheese

My grandma’s culinary prowess shines through in this delectable creation, crafted with love and a dash of nostalgia. Last weekend, she treated me to this heavenly baked spaghetti casserole, igniting a craving that demanded its recipe. And trust me, it’s every bit as irresistible as it sounds.

While I opted for feta cheese in this rendition, feel free to experiment with different cheeses to tailor the flavor to your liking. Perhaps a Quattro Formaggi twist could take this dish to new heights of cheesy bliss!

Prepare to be enchanted by each mouthful of this delectable creation—it’s a culinary journey you won’t soon forget. And if you find yourself captivated by this casserole, be sure to explore my equally tempting zucchini and cheese casserole recipe for yet another flavorful adventure.

Baked Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Tips for the best baked cheesy spaghetti casserole with crispy outsides

  • Cook Pasta Al Dente: Cook the spaghetti until it is al dente, meaning it’s cooked but still slightly firm to the bite. Overcooked pasta can become mushy and won’t hold up well in the casserole.
  • Drain Pasta Well: After cooking the spaghetti, drain it thoroughly to remove excess water. Excess moisture can make the casserole soggy instead of crispy.
  • Toss with Olive Oil: Once drained, toss the cooked spaghetti with a small amount of olive oil. This helps prevent sticking and adds a light coating that promotes crispiness during baking.
  • Layer Ingredients: Layer the spaghetti evenly in the baking dish, ensuring each layer is covered with cheese.
baked spaghetti casserole with feta cheese
Easy Spaghetti Casserole with Cheese Budinca de paste cu branza

Baked Spagetti Casserole with Cheese
Introducing my grandma's beloved baked spaghetti casserole recipe, a cherished family vegetarian dish that promises ultimate comfort for you and your loved ones!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine European, Italian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 256 kcal


  • 500 g spaghetti
  • 200 g ricotta
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 6 cloves garlic mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • white pepper to taste


  • Boil the pasta following the instructions on the package. (10-12 minutes)
  • Preheat your oven at 395F (200C).
  • Coat the oven tray with some olive oil.
  • Drain the spaghetti and put them in a large bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs with salt and pepper and pour them over the pasta.
  • Using a fork, blend cheeses together and when they have a paste-like consistency add them over the spaghetti.
  • *Add sliced/mashed garlic. (optional)
  • Mix well, then put them in the oven tray.
  • Place the tray in the oven and cook for about 30-35 minutes, until golden and crispy. You can use the grill for the last 10 minutes to create a lovely crust on top.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 222mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 1mg
Keyword casserole, cheese, feta cheese, garlic, pasta, ricotta, spaghetti
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 14th of February 2024



Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Yum. This was wonderful.


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

This is the first time that I try baking spaghetti and I must say - I didn't expect it to be so good!

Thanks, Ruxandra!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! :)


Sunday 4th of May 2014

eu nu am cine stie ce ustensile in bucatarie dar cumpar


Monday 5th of May 2014

Nici eu nu am cine stie ce aparatura, doar lucruri de baza. Daca ai un blender te descurci sa faci cam orice. Pentru buget restrans recomand un blender vertical cu care poti face si supe crema mult mai usor. Ideal e sa ai un robot de bucatarie, insa nici eu nu am avut robot o mare perioada de timp si am rezistat si fara el :) Aparatura doar ne mai usureaza munca :)


Saturday 17th of March 2012

Thanks Stella! Maybe you should have let it a little bit longer in the oven. Also if you have an oven with a grill option, you can turn it on for about 10-15 minutes and it will get this lovely crust. Hope this helps!