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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.

A Few Baked Spaghetti Recipe Tips

  • Butter Hack! If you didn’t pull your butter out of the fridge early enough to soften for the recipe, set it on the stove top near the pasta noodles to slowly warm up!
  • Use your favorite pasta sauce for this recipe — it can be homemade or store bought.
  • Make sure your layers of ricotta and sauce are very thin to avoid too much liquid in the pasta.
  • Use your stand mixer to mix up all the ingredients! 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.
  • When gifting this dish to others, consider using disposable cake pans so the recipient doesn’t have to clean and return dishes. I use 8″ square or round pans and one pan feeds 2-3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small kids.
  • You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months.

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Yield: 1 large or 2 small pans

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

An Easy Freezer Meal to Bring to Others


  • 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


    1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

    2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and butter.

    3. Add spaghetti noodles to egg mixture and mix well.

    4. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a large greased baking dish.

    5. Top with a very thin layer of ricotta cheese, sauce and mozzarella cheese.

    6. Repeat layers.

    7. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


I use 8" round or square disposable cake pans when gifting this meal to others. This recipe makes two small pans, but I usually double or triple the recipe to make a lot at once.

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*consider pinning this to save for laterNorth Carolina lifestyle blogger, Christina shares an easy Baked Spaghetti family dinner recipe! This is a perfect freezer meal as well!

Want another meal idea for bringing to others? Check out my Greek Chicken Bowls! This meal is ALWAYS a hit. It’s not a freezer-friendly option but the ingredients keep really well in the fridge for several days so your recipient can eat it for a few meals.

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Wednesday 15th of March 2023

This was great made fresh and cooked right away. I doubled the recipe and made 2, one for that day and one that I froze for later. The cooking from frozen directions were way off, after the first hour at 350 covered it was still basically a solid block of ice. I used a 9x9 pan so it was pretty thick. Maybe would be better in a bigger, thinner pan. If it's thick like mine was I would consider heating at 375 and for longer than an hour before uncovering.

Pam amburn

Thursday 28th of July 2022

Friends children are allergic to tomatoes. Wonder if Alfredo sauce would work with this instead of spaghetti sauce.

Tammy Brown

Friday 28th of May 2021

Just made this into 6 individual square servings. Found containers on Amazon. I'm planning to share with a few elderly neighbors. Thanks for sharing. Delicious and easy


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Thanks for the recipe! I love pasta!! I'm taking care of my mom who is suffering from cancer. I'm trying to get some freezer meals cooked up to make things a little easier for both of us and this sounds great. I am wondering how long this keeps in the freezer.

How many single servings does this make? What size foil pan would I use? And how do the cooking times vary if at all? Sorry for the loaded questions. Just trying to figure things out. Please let me know. I look forward to your response.

Thank you


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I'm wanting to make this into individual frozen meals. Would the cooking time be the same? Or would it be adjusted? How many meals can I get out of one recipe?

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