Baked Spaghetti (Easy Freezer Meal to Bring to Others)

On Sunday I made a double batch of my favorite baked spaghetti recipe to bring to a few mamas that could use a night off from cooking. I love this recipe because it is easy to make in large batches, is super delicious and toddler approved. This dish is also freezer friendly, so if the recipient is stocked on food it can easily be frozen for later.

Don’t laugh. Okay, you can laugh. But seriously, the easiest way I’ve found to combine the noodles with the mixture is to throw it all in my stand mixer. This is so much easier than stirring by hand to coat the noodles and the attachment cuts up the pasta into much smaller noodles which makes it easier for serving.Time to layer! I use 9″ disposable pans so there are no dishes to wash and return afterwards.

Don’t forget to include reheating instructions! I used my Carolina Charm recipe cards on my last batch of baked spaghetti! My friend McKinsey had these made for me! Love them!

Baked Spaghetti

An easy freezer meal to have on hand for weeknight dinners or to gift to someone who could use a dinner!
Servings: 2 9" pans


  • 1 16 oz package spaghetti
  • 1 26 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 5 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a large greased baking dish. Top with half of the ricotta cheese, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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  1. Girl Meets Bow
    March 1, 2017 / 11:06 am

    This sounds like an awesome recipe!! Can't wait to try it! Ps- love those stickers on the top of your casseroles!

  2. Lindsay {Typically Late}
    March 1, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Baked spaghetti is one of my favorite comfort foods, and it does make such a great new mama meal! Those recipe cards are SO cute – any idea where your friend got them?

  3. LHWinstead
    March 1, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I love your recipe cards – so cute!! This looks like a yummy/ easy recipe, thanks for sharing!

  4. Chelsea
    March 1, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    This recipe sounds very similar to the one I use. it is so yummy! I love your recipe cards. That is a nice touch when gifting a meal.Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  5. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    March 1, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Yum! This sounds really good!

  6. Elizabeth Sellers
    March 1, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Yum! How much does one batch make? One 9" pan?

    • Emily Janning
      March 1, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      I was wondering the same thing, I need to deliver two meals next week to some mommies who just welcomed their second babies.

    • Carolina Charm
      March 1, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      I made these for families of 4 (two adults).

    • Elizabeth Sellers
      March 1, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Perfect! So one recipe makes one meal?

    • Carolina Charm
      March 1, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      One recipe yields two 9" rounds! I doubled this batch for 4 pans!

    • Elizabeth Sellers
      March 1, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      perfect! Thank you for your response!!

  7. Sarah Savage
    March 2, 2017 / 2:16 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I have so many meals to get out to new mamas next week! Sorry I'm a little confused…do you bake it first and then the instructions are just for reheating or do you send it "raw"

    • Carolina Charm
      March 2, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Good question! I'll update the post! I do NOT bake it before freezing. I also do not bake it for the recipient in case they want to freeze!

  8. Lizzie Simantz
    March 2, 2017 / 3:45 am

    Yum!! This looks delish and would be great for a dinner at home or for someone else!

  9. Jenuine Happiness
    March 2, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    These are absolutely perfect and such a thoughtful thing for friends. I had the same question as Sarah…do you freeze it raw or bake and the card instructions are reheating instructions?

  10. Adrienne at Bentley, Like the Car
    March 3, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I need to keep this in mind for the neighbors! I have my "go-to" meal when I drop off food for a new mommy, but love this idea for "just because."

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