Baked Spasanga – The BEST Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spasanga – The BEST Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spasanga – lasagna and spaghetti in one! Baked pasta with mozzarella, ricotta, sour cream, half-and-half and parmesan. Topped with a quick meat sauce. SOOO good! Makes a great freezer meal too. Perfect for a potluck!
Baked Spasanga - lasagna and spaghetti in one! Baked pasta with mozzarella, ricotta, sour cream, half-and-half and parmesan. Topped with a quick meat sauce. SOOO good! Makes a great freezer meal too. Perfect for a potluck!

I came across this recipe on food.com.  The description said this was the recipe for a dish at the restaurant Cheddar’s.  I’ve never been to (or heard of) Cheddar’s, but the recipes sounded delicious.  I immediately added it to the weekly menu.

This was similar to my Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole, but cheesier.  It uses 2 pounds of mozzarella cheese.  Yes, 2 pounds.  I told you it was cheesier!  It came together quickly.  I mixed the cheese mixture up while the pasta cooked and finished the meat sauce off while the casserole was in the oven.  We both really liked this dish.  It makes a ton.  We made half of the recipe below and it was easily enough for 5-6 people.  This would be a great dish for a potluck or any other time to need to feed a crowd.

Baked Spasanga - lasagna and spaghetti in one! Baked pasta with mozzarella, ricotta, sour cream, half-and-half and parmesan. Topped with a quick meat sauce. SOOO good! Makes a great freezer meal too. Perfect for a potluck!

Baked Spasanga - lasagna and spaghetti in one! Baked pasta with mozzarella, ricotta, sour cream, half-and-half and parmesan. Topped with a quick meat sauce. SOOO good! Makes a great freezer meal too. Perfect for a potluck!

Yield: serves 8

Baked Spasanga

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

  • 24-oz spaghetti
  • 4 (8-oz) packages shredded mozzarella cheese (yes – 2 lb of cheese)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 jar (26-oz)spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb Italian sausage or ground beef

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together sour cream, ricotta, half-and-half, mozzarella, oregano, basil, pepper, garlic, salt, and half the Parmesan cheese.  Add spaghetti and toss until well coated.
  4. Pour spaghetti mixture into 9×13 pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Top spaghetti with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover dish aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
  6. While pasta is baking, prepare meat sauce. Brown Italian sausage in skillet. Drain and return to skillet. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove pasta from the oven.  Cut into squares and top with meat sauce. Sprinkle with additional grated parmesan cheese.

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Comments

  1. Just went to the store planning to get the ingredients for this dish tonight! Wowzers. All that cheese and everything added up to lots of $$$ just for hubby and I. I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe for our next potluck… but for right now, it's out of my bowling lane.

  2. Take a trip up to Nashville – Lots of Cheddar's to choose from! And you will love everything you eat there! :)Their baked Spasagna is my favorite!

  3. Not just a potluck…but a good potluck
    Free fix for a potluck, free fix for a potluck
    That´s why I say
    Free fix for a potluck, free fix for a potluck

  4. Cheddars is a great restaurant, though I've never had this dish. I'm excited to try it out – it looks soooo cheesy and good!

  5. Holey moley that looks good! We're big cheese lovers over here, so this one is definitely getting bookmarked. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. We have Cheddar's here in TN and they are AMAZING!! You get HUGE portions of food for great prices. I feel bad for you guys that don't have them. 🙂

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