Baked Spaghetti with Sausage

Spaghetti bathed in a rich butter and Parmesan sauce layered with red sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and Italian sausage makes the best Baked Spaghetti with Sausage!

Baked spaghetti twirled around a fork above a plate.

Baked Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Recipe

Everyone in our family, even the picky eaters love this easy meal with pasta! When this Baked Spaghetti with Italian Sausage is set on the table people don’t talk they just eat and smile.  This is a mealtime routine I can enjoy!

Adding a few ingredients to the spaghetti and sauce, then mixing everything up in the mixer saves time and evenly distributes extra flavor throughout the dish.  Baking the spaghetti allows all of the flavors to blend together and stay warm longer.

Using Italian sausage that already has delicious herbs infused in the meat adds so much more flavor to this casserole than ground beef. If you like a little more kick a spice add red pepper flakes or use zesty sausage.

Serve with Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Cheesy Hawaiian Rolls with Garlic for a classic family meal that is budget-friendly. 

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Plate full of baked spaghetti with sausage on a red and white plaid napkin.

Growing kids get hungry and this is a great pasta casserole that includes protein and helps fill them up on a budget.  We’ve made Spaghetti Pizza and Baked Mosticcoli to keep the family happy and this is another solid meal to add to the rotation!

I love how a large 9×13 dish can be filled up to feed a big family or friends.  This baked spaghetti sausage recipe can easily be split into smaller dishes to create a delicious freezer meal. 

This is one of my favorite casseroles to use some frozen Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. If I don’t have time to totally defrost the sauce it can be warmed in the skillet along with the sausage once it’s been drained.

Scoop of super cheesy baked spaghetti with sausage, mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheese in 9 x 13 dish.

Ingredients Needed to Make Baked Spaghetti

  • Spaghetti
  • Italian sausage
  • Red spaghetti sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
Close up of cheesy pasta with fork in spaghetti casserole with Italian sausage.

Step By Step Instructions

Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the package. Drain and add butter to the spaghetti OR add spaghetti to a mixing bowl with butter, Parmesan cheese and eggs.

Use the mixer on low speed to help coat each strand of spaghetti with this rich and delicious mixture. The mixer will also help break up some of the pieces making it easier for kids to eat.

Brown sausage in a skillet and drain. If pasta sauce is cold it can be heated in the skillet with the drained sausage.

Pour half of spaghetti in a casserole dish. Cover with a layer of half the ricotta cheese.

Then add an even layer of half of sausage and spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese generously on top of sauce layer.

Repeat layers. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes.

Then uncover and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the spaghetti is heated through and the cheese begins to brown on top.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Mozzarella cheese layer on top of baked spaghetti sausage.

Recipe Tips

  • Using a mixer will help break up the spaghetti into smaller pieces and be a very efficient way to cut the pasta with all the yummy flavors.
  • If using whole wheat pasta the amount of red sauce will need to increase.
  • I like to add an extra cup of sauce before freezing or a few spoonfuls before reheating to keep the casserole moist.
  • Italian sausage should be ground and removed from a casing and fully cooked before adding to the casserole.
  • Uncooked casserole can be covered tightly before freezing and defrost when ready to bake for a super easy freezer meal.
  • I prefer shredded Parmesan cheese, but grated Parmesan cheese can be used in a pinch.
Plate of spaghetti and sausage bake next to the dish full on a red and white napkin.

Other Easy Meal Ideas

Mac and Cheese with Ham is a super easy main dish or side dish made with pasta and no boiling is necessary!

Cheesy Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Sausage creates a great combination of flavors and the extras freeze really well!

Hamburger and Tater Tot Casserole is easy to make in a casserole shaped crock pot.

Cheesy Ground Beef Stuffed Shells have a similar flavor profile to this baked spaghetti and are always a popular pasta meal.

5 Easy Pasta Recipes that all look delicious from Pinch of Yum!

Printable Bake Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Recipe

Easy baked spaghetti with parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses

Baked Spaghetti with Sausage

Servings 12 servings
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Spaghetti bathed in a rich butter and Parmesan sauce layered with red sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and Italian sausage makes the best Baked Spaghetti with Sausage!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound Italian sausage browned
  • 32 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Brown and drain sausage.
  • Using a stand mixer if available beat eggs, parmesan cheese and butter together.
  • Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package. Pour drained pasta right into bowl with egg and butter mixture. Use mixer to help mix and break up pieces of spaghetti.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour half of spaghetti into dish.
  • Layer with half of ricotta cheese, half of sausage, half of spaghetti sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or longer until cheese is melted.

Notes

  • Using a mixer will help break up the spaghetti into smaller pieces and be a very efficient way to cut the pasta with all the yummy flavors.
  • Italian sausage should be ground and removed from a casing and fully cooked before adding to the casserole.
  • Uncooked casserole can be covered tightly before freezing and defrost when ready to bake for a super easy freezer meal.
  • I prefer shredded Parmesan cheese, but grated Parmesan cheese can be used in a pinch.

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 27gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1070mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1009IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 353mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so creamy and delicious. I just know my family is going to love it!

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