Baked Spaghetti

baked spaghetti

What’s a busy mom to do with a hungry family and nothing “pulled out” for dinner?  Well, I don’t like to be in that situation, because it usually leads to eating out.  And that drains the pocketbook FAST.  But, let’s be realistic, shall we?  It’s confession time:  I am not perfect

I’ll wait until the air pressure returns here.

Ok, now that you are over your initial shock, let me show you how I used up some leftovers the other day:

I took some leftover pasta that I had…yeah, it’s from a box… some leftover chicken, pasta sauce, and cheese.  I mean, really, what can you make with that?  Ummmm….baked spaghetti, of course!  My mother in law made this for dinner the first night I had met them.

It was about 4 months after my hubby and I got married ( a whole different story!) and I was  a nervous Nellie.  See, I am really not a spaghetti fan.  AT ALL.  Hubby’s family absolutely adores it.  See the issue here?    I was trying to impress them, and I was served my “least” favorite food ever.

Thank goodness my mother taught me manners and I tried it anyway.  Because it was delicious!  And, I make this every so often for my family now.  Especially after pasta nights.  I normally make my own pasta now, but this time I had leftover boxed pasta to use up.  Either way is delicious!

baked spaghetti,a great way to use up your leftover pasta!

Spaghetti Bake

The Homesteading Hippy
A great way to make your leftovers into a new and exciting dish!
Course Pasta
Cuisine American


  • 2 C. leftover chopped chicken or turkey
  • 2 C leftover cooked pasta whatever you have on hand
  • 1-2 C Pasta sauce
  • 2 C shredded cheese


  • Mix first 3 ingredients well, pour into a 9x13 pan, and top with cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes until cheese is nice and melted and golden.
What’s your favorite “go to” meal?

4 thoughts on “Baked Spaghetti”

  1. I joined the 100 Day blog Challenge and found your website today – so glad I did because I love quick and simple recipes like this one! I like that is basically made from leftovers…it doesn’t get more simple than that!

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