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.

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

Yield: 8 spaghetti loaves

Serving Size: 1 spaghetti loaf

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 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.
  9. Alfredo Sauce:
  10. Bring heavy cream, minced garlic, pepper and salt to a boil over medium heat.
  11. Add butter and cream cheese, stir until smooth Heat until it starts to boil.
  12. Using a whisk (or a fork), stir in freshly shredded Parmesan, one cup at time, until smooth.
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In the mood for pasta? Here are a couple more recipes to try:

Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls

Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls

Chicken Pesto Cavatappi Recipe

Chicken Pesto Cavatappi

Baked Spaghetti Recipes From Friends:
Baked Spaghetti Pie from Tidy Mom
One Skillet Baked Spaghetti from Sweet Bella Roos
Creamy Baked Spaghetti from Buns In My Oven

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. Do know what brand is your loaf pan?

  3. How many serving is this for?

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

  5. 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.

    • 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. These look so amazing! The gooey melted cheese crust on top caught my eye on pinterest. I’m all about cheese. I make a “birds nest pie” baked spaghetti dish, but never thought to make mini ones, so I am going to have to try this!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. OMG! This looks delish! So glad I stumbled upon your site!

  12. 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! :)

    • 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.

  13. I can’t wait to try this – it looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  14. 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.

  15. What a clever way to serve a classic! Love it, Tonia!

  16. Looks delicious, Tonia!! Amazing!

  17. 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!

    • 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

  18. Another lovely recipe. Thanks so much and have a Wonderful Day and Week

  19. That is such a fun way to make baked spaghetti! and I love that it has the alfredo in it too!!! Serious comfort food right there!

  20. 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

    • 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!

  21. This baked spaghetti recipe is gorgeous! I’m in love and want this for dinner tonight!

  22. I need one of those loaf pans! Another great recipe!

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