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Individual Spaghetti Casseroles Recipe for Two

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Individual spaghetti casseroles are filled with pasta, gooey mozzarella cheese, and an easy spaghetti meat sauce. This easy, comfort food recipe makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal for two. 

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You can use spaghetti, thin spaghetti, or angel hair pasta for this dish. You can also substitute the ground beef with ground chicken or turkey.

How to make Individual Spaghetti Casseroles:

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

While the pasta cooks, dice the onion into small pieces.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

 In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the olive oil and onions until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the ground meat and the tomato paste. Cook and stir about 5 minutes.

ground beef and tomato paste cooking in a pan

Pour in the reserved pasta water and the spaghetti. Stir well to combine.

pasta added to the ground beef mixture

Sprinkle in the salt and pepper, to taste.

In a small bowl, mix together the egg, Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Add the mixture to the pan with the meat sauce, stirring quickly to combine.

egg and cheese mixture added to pasta and meat sauce

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Spray two 20 oz oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 20 oz oven safe baking dishes.

Spread the pasta and meat sauce mixture into the baking dishes, divided evenly.

spaghetti casserole in two baking dishes

Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella on top, divided evenly.

mozzarella cheese added to tops of spaghetti casseroles

Bake the casseroles in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let sit about 10 minutes.

Serve in the warm baking dishes on top of cork trivets to protect surfaces from heat. Click for cork trivets.

Individual Spaghetti Casseroles

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Yield: 2 individual casseroles

Individual Spaghetti Casseroles

Individual Spaghetti Casseroles

Individual spaghetti casseroles are filled with pasta, gooey mozzarella cheese, and an easy spaghetti meat sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 small yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, chicken, or turkey
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella (divided)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
  2. While the pasta cooks, dice the onion into small pieces.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the olive oil and onions until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the ground meat and the tomato paste. Cook and stir about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour in the reserved pasta water and the spaghetti. Stir well to combine.
  7. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Add the mixture to the pan with the meat sauce, stirring quickly to combine.
  9. Spray two 20 oz oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 20 oz oven safe baking dishes.
  10. Spread the pasta and meat sauce mixture into the baking dishes, divided evenly.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella on top, divided evenly.
  12. Bake the casseroles in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven and let sit about 10 minutes.
  14. Serve in the warm baking dishes on top of cork trivets to protect surfaces from heat. Click for cork trivets.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 989 Total Fat: 50g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 326mg Sodium: 851mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Protein: 81g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Shelia
    June 13, 2019 at 3:42 am

    How did you yield a whopping 989 calories and 18 grams of saturated fat from a single 4oz. serving of this? Those numbers seem quite high. Just curious.

    • Reply
      Zona
      June 13, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Hi Shelia. The serving size isn’t listed as only 4 oz, it’s for each individual casserole. 4 oz is how much spaghetti pasta is used for the recipe. There is also 8 oz of ground beef and around 9 oz of mozzarella and Parmesan, plus the rest of the ingredients. The ground beef I used is 80/20 (higher in calories) so you could make it leaner with a leaner cut or swap it out with ground chicken or turkey. Thanks for your question 🙂

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