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Savory, Meaty and Delicious Italian Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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This dish can be prepared the night before, and baked the next day before guests arrive, allowing you to spend more time with guests and less time in the kitchen. This leaves more time to prepare any last minute side dishes.


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (4 oz.)can sliced mushrooms (do not drain)
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray


  1. Saute ground beef, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large skillet until meat is browned; pour off fat. Stir in undrained mushrooms and spaghetti sauce; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  2. Place half the cooked spaghetti in the bottom of a deep 8-inch square casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Layer half the meat mixture on top of spaghetti.
  3. Combine the sour cream and cottage cheese; spread over meat mixture layer.
  4. Add remaining spaghetti and cover with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes; let stand for five minutes.
  6. Cut in squares and serve.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Analysis (per serving):
Calories: 295 calories
Protein: 21 g
Total Fat: 11 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 632 mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g

Recipe provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.