Spaghetti Bake With Ground Beef and Cheese

beef and spaghetti bake

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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
526 Calories
28g Fat
32g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 526
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 36g
Calcium 382mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Main dish casseroles are always convenient, in large part because of the intermingling of flavors. And the fact that there are fewer dishes to wash doesn't hurt!

Spaghetti, ground beef, and tomatoes team up with cheese in this super easy casserole. A melted cheese topping makes this a fantastic meal. Serve this tasty one-pot spaghetti meal with garlic bread and a simple tossed salad.



  • 3 large onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms (with liquid)
  • 1 (4.25-ounce) can chopped ripe olives
  • 16 ounces shredded mild cheddar cheese (or a blend of cheddar and mozzarella)
  • 1 pound spaghetti (cooked according to package directions)
  • Garnish: grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, slowly cook the onions in the oil and butter for about 10 minutes, or until tender and golden, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the garlic, bell pepper, and ground beef, breaking up the beef with a fork. Cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink. Drain and discard excess fat.

  4. Add the tomatoes to the skillet; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the mushrooms and olives; cook for about 5 minutes longer and then stir in one-half to three-quarters of the shredded cheese. Add the cooked spaghetti to the beef mixture, and mix well. Transfer to a large greased oven-friendly pan.

  5. Sprinkle the spaghetti mixture with the remaining shredded cheese and the grated Parmesan cheese; bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.