Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This Baked Spaghetti recipe is for mini loaves of creamy Alfredo baked spaghetti topped with meatballs and marinara sauce. It’s a Tucci Benucch copycat recipe!

Baked SpaghettiThere is a restaurant at the Mall of America called Tucci Benucch that I went to with my husband a few months ago. The food was delicious! As usual, I had a hard time deciding but finally chose the Chicken Parmesan and Brian got Four Cheese Ravioli. One of the other items I wanted to order was their Famous Baked Spaghetti. I haven’t made it back to the restaurant to try it so I decided to make it at home. Most baked spaghetti recipes that I’ve seen uses a red sauce but the baked spaghetti from Tucci Benucch is made with a white sauce. The red sauce is added after baking, so that is how I made mine.

Baked Fettuccini AlfredoI decided to use my mini loaf pan instead of baking the spaghetti in a large pan. First mix about 6 cups of cooked thin spaghetti with Alfredo sauce. I made my own sauce, but you can use the jarred sauce, if you prefer. After greasing the pan, fill each of the mini loaves with the pasta and press down on the top to pack in it, adding more as necessary. Sprinkle the tops with shredded mozzarella cheese.

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This is the pan I used when making this recipe.

It is a Wilton Perfect Results, 8 cavity loaf pan. 

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Wilton Perfect Results Loaf Pan

 

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Mini Baked Spaghetti LoavesBake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. While the spaghetti is baking, heat Italian meatballs and marinara sauce.

Spaghetti and Meatballs RecipePut a little sauce in a bowl, add one of the baked spaghetti loaves, top with Italian meatballs and more marinara sauce.

Spaghetti LoafSprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan and oregano. Serve with garlic, cheese bread and a green salad.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe
 
Serves: 8 spaghetti loaves
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cooked thin spaghetti noodles
  • Alfredo sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian Meatballs (small bag)
  • Marinara Sauce (I used a 25 oz jar)
  • Optional: grated Parmesan and oregano for garnish
Alfredo Sauce:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 cups freshly shredded Parmesan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini loaf pan.
  2. Mix cooked spaghetti with Alfredo sauce.
  3. Fill each of the mini loaves with the pasta and press down on the top to pack in it, adding more as necessary.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with about 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. While the spaghetti is baking, heat Italian meatballs and marinara sauce.
  7. Put a little sauce in each bowl, add one of the baked spaghetti loaves, top with Italian meatballs and more marinara sauce.
  8. Optional: Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan and oregano.
Alfredo Sauce:
  1. Bring heavy cream, minced garlic, pepper and salt to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add butter and cream cheese, stir until smooth Heat until it starts to boil.
  3. Using a whisk (or a fork), stir in freshly shredded Parmesan, one cup at time, until smooth.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 spaghetti loaf

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Baked Spaghetti Recipes From Friends:
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Creamy Baked Spaghetti from Buns In My Oven

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Comments

  1. Tara says

    Do you think these would freeze well after cooking the pasta in the mini loaf? Looking for meals to prep ahead of the birth of my second daughter.

    • Tonia says

      First, I have to say congratulations! A new baby is always so exciting! Yes, I think these would work great in the freezer. And if the pasta loaves are a bit dry when you reheat them, the red sauce will take care of that. ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Zazu,
      Thank you for asking! I updated the post to include the pan I used. It is a Wilton Perfect Results 8 Cavity Loaf Pan.
      Warmly,
      ~Tonia

  2. Susan says

    Do you think it would work with other pasta shapes? I have a mixture of leftover pasta I want to use up and this looks fabulous!

  3. Joi says

    How can I print this recipe without wasting ink and paper on comments and ads? I would love to try these recipes but don’t have the time to write them down.

    • Tonia says

      If you scroll down to the bottom of the blog post, the full recipe is in a box outlined with dotted lines. Underneath the image within that box is a button that says “Print”. Click on that button and a new window will open with just the recipe. Go to the menu bar on your browser window and choose “Print” from the drop down menu under “File”.

      Or you can select the recipe with your mouse, right click and choose “copy”. Then, open a blank page in a Word document, right click again and choose “paste”.

      I hope that helps! ~Tonia

  4. Janina says

    Hands down, this is the BEST baked spaghetti recipe! You pretty much nailed the Tucci Benucch copy-cat. Since I am lactose intolerant, I used lactose free half and half, lactose free cream cheese, and dairy free margarine. I omitted the mozz cheese, although I could have substituted with Rice Shreds. My very picky daughter, who really doesn’t care for spaghetti and sauce, said this was “killer” and gave a thumbs up!

  5. Kerry says

    these sound fabulous but real Alfredo sauce breaks when you reheat it. I have always made fresh Alfredo and have not found a way to stop it yet.

    • Dee Johnson says

      I use an Olive Garden copy cat recipe for Alfredo Sauce that calls for 2 OZ cream cheese. Never had it to break. Perhaps that’s how they keep theirs from breaking. It wouldn’t do for a restaurant to have to keep making fresh. Try adding a little cream cheese to your recipe. 2 oz. should do it.

  6. says

    I made these the other night. My loaf pan must be smaller than yours because it made about 10. They were amazing. I put the leftovers in the fridge. The next day I came into the kitchen to find my daughter sitting on the floor eating out of the container. I guess they are good cold too. =)
    So thank you for adding another amazing recipe to our menu!

  7. BRI says

    That is my boyfriends absolute favorite dish/restaurant. It is a 5 hour drive so we don’t go often. After the first time he had it, he raved about it for the next year and a half. I finally took him again for his birthday in November 2014, and he got it again, so I tried it this time and OMG AMAZING. We went the next day for lunch, and I got it too! Worth every penny. I’m making my own version of it tonight, i’m sure it won’t be the same, but hoping it still tastes good!

  8. Christina says

    I made these tonight using my pampered chef brownie squares pan, and they were a big hit with the entire family. I am trying to be good so I used half and half instead of heavy cream but it was still creamy and rich. I’ll be making this again, great way to have portion control!

  9. Paige says

    Looks great Tonia! How many cups does the Alfredo sauce yield? Just wondering how much I should mix in if i used jarred sauce. Thanks!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Paige! I’m not sure how much jarred sauce you would need. It would depend on the size of the jar but I’m guessing you would need at least two jars. Best of luck! ~Tonia

  10. Diana says

    Such a beautiful presentation, I’m hungry. Tonia I have only half and half on hand, can I use instead of heavy cream?

  11. Dawn says

    I made this tonight and it was fabulous! Some notes: I used a wilton 9 mini loaf pan from walmart for $10 (in the cake decorating section of crafts); I got 2 pans worth out of 6 cups of spaghetti. I cooked way too much spaghetti because I had no idea how much 6 cups was pre-cooked.

  12. Mrs. McQuail says

    I love this idea. It looks wonderful. I had a question, do you think this meal could be turned into a freezer meal? Thank you for this idea.

  13. Brittany says

    I’m loving everything about this recipe! Since the hubby is off on a guys trip I’m going to try them out tonight. :)

  14. kado says

    my favorite baked spaghetti is from tucci at the mall of america! I was craving it the other day so i searched baked spaghetti on pinterest, so weird this one happened to catch my eye. Tastes so much like the restaurants! Just made it for dinner and we all loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Tonia says

      So far we’ve really enjoyed everything we’ve ordered from Tucci Benucch. I’m so happy to hear that your family enjoyed this recipe!

  15. Suzanne says

    I made this for dinner tonight after finding it on Pinterest. It was wonderful! My whole family loved it. I can’t wait to check out some of your other recipes.

  16. Colleen says

    Made this for dinner tonight. Super good and looked just like yours. I only used 2 cups of cheese because that’s all I had :) Thanks!

  17. Katie M says

    Tonia, this looks really good! I’m wondering if you have ever frozen these? How wonderful to pull those out of the freezer for dinner.

  18. says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it for dinner today, with my own sauce and meatballs. My sauce is on the sweet side, and the baked spaghetti was perfect with it. The entire family loved it and can’t wait to have it again.

  19. Katie says

    I made these the other night for my mom for our mama-daughter date. They we so easy, but fancy enough to really make us feel spoiled. We busted out a bottle of wine and some really nice french bread and ate to our hearts’ content. Such a great recipe! I’m putting this one in my back pocket for the future times when I wanna impress somebody, but don’t wanna have to work too hard at it! :)

    • Tonia says

      Fantastic! I was scrolling down my recipe page recently and when I saw them, I realized that I haven’t made baked spaghetti for way too long.

  20. says

    This sounds delicious, Tonia! I love baked spaghetti from Fazoli’s, and it’s not nearly as fancy as this. The idea of baking it with alfredo sauce and later adding the red sauce for a duo sauce combo sounds incredible. Yum! I’d love to give this a whirl soon.

  21. Debbi says

    I’m going to try this! Thanks for including your Alfredo sauce recipe. Do you break up the spaghetti noodles and, if so, before you cook it or after? Thanks!

    • Tonia says

      Hi Debbi,
      I always break up my noodles before cooking because that is the way my mom always did it. As far as I can tell, they would be fine if you didn’t break them up because you are just packing the noodles into the pan so the length doesn’t really matter. Happy Baking!
      ~Tonia

  22. Diana says

    Hello Tonia, It looks great and I am sooooo hungry! Hope I get all the ingredients in Germany. I think my family will love it. Thanks for sharing! :) Have a nice day. Greetings from the other side of the world
    Yours Diana

    • Tonia says

      Thank you Diana! I took 3 years of German in high school with the hope that I would make it there some day. It hasn’t happened yet, but who knows what the future holds, right? We got about 7 inches of snow last night and the kids are all outside right now!

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