It's National Spaghetti Day! – Discover Gourmet

It's National Spaghetti Day!

Jan 04, 2021 News

Spaghetti Pie Casserole

It's National Spaghetti Day so of course, the only right way to spend it is with spaghetti! To make it even more special, I decided to put a twist on the classic spaghetti and instead use this baked spaghetti recipe. I love casseroles and pasta, so combining these two things was a no brainer for me. It is such a simple dinner recipe that it is perfect for those nights you want something quick and easy!


  • 1 package (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese



  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until blended; stir in green onions. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer the spaghetti, cream cheese mixture and meat mixture. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake until cheese is bubbly, 5-10 minutes longer.