Nourish PA: Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

Make spaghetti night better than ever with this cheesy, meaty baked recipe. Add ground meat, fresh spinach, tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella to whole wheat spaghetti pasta for a flavor-packed and filling meal for four. Easily substitute ground turkey for ground beef.

Instead of boiling the spaghetti noodles, simply add them to browned and simmering ingredients and broil for an easy, cheesy pasta dinner you can make in under 30 minutes. Serve with garlic bread and a side salad for a full hearty meal. 


Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

Serves 4
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min 23 min 28 min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef, or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley or dried basil (optional)


  1. Set broiler to low. Heat olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up into small crumbles, until cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, spinach, oregano, salt and pepper and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook about 5-7 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
  4. Add spaghetti and toss well to coat in sauce. Top evenly with cheese and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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