Want dinner ready in a flash? This delicious and gluten-free easy baked spaghetti recipe will do the trick! It is a delicious dump and go recipe that you’ll love!
If you’re short on time and looking to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible, try cooking up this Easy Baked Spaghetti dish. Whether it’s Mediterranean Pasta Casserole or Spinach Mushroom Lasagna, I love making easy baked pasta recipes for my family.
This quick baked spaghetti is no exception. In fact, I should have titled this post “The World’s Easiest Baked Spaghetti Recipe.” It’s pretty self-explanatory!
It’s great for those nights where you need a quick dinner or really just don’t feel like prepping a complicated meal. You can literally dump all the goodies into your casserole and bake!
What do I need for spaghetti?
There are four simple elements to this vegetarian spaghetti recipe:
- Cooked pasta
- Vegetarian Spaghetti sauce – you can use jarred or try making your own!
- Fresh basil
- Parmesan cheese
Using chopped fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese really takes this delicious spaghetti recipe over the top!
I like to use spaghetti noodles or fusilli, but you can use just about any pasta shape you like.
As always, I highly recommend using my favorite brand of pasta, Explore Cuisine brand. Explore Cuisine’s pastas are packed full of organic plant-based goodness, and are made from healthy ingredients like rice, lentils, peas, and beans. Using Explore Cuisine pasta is a great way to get more protein into your family’s diet – it’s essential for vegetarian cooking!
How to make Spaghetti without Meat
When I said this was the easiest baked spaghetti recipe ever, I wasn’t kidding!
To make this gluten-free spaghetti casserole, here’s all that you have to do:
- Combine the cooked pasta, spaghetti sauce, basil, and Parmesan in a large bowl.
- Pour the pasta into a casserole dish.
- Bake the spaghetti casserole in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips for Making Baked Spaghetti
- Make sure your pasta is cooked al dente. Undercooked pasta will fall apart after baking and overcooked pasta will come out too crunchy.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly so that everything is fully combined and dispersed evenly. The pasta should be completely coated in the sauce!
- If you want to dress this baked spaghetti up, you can add chopped veggies like onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Top with more cheese and sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Can you make spaghetti casserole ahead of time?
You can absolutely make it ahead of time! If you are really feeling stretched for time, you can prep it ahead. Just cover it and pop it into the fridge. Then when you are ready, take it out of the fridge and bake. Easy!
If you choose to refrigerate baked spaghetti ahead of time, you may need to add 5-10 minutes to the cooking time. When the casserole is warmed through the center, remove it from the oven and serve!
What is a good side dish for baked spaghetti?
I love to pair this easy baked spaghetti with some Air Fryer Asparagus and some cheesy garlic bread! YUM!
How long does cooked pasta last in the fridge?
After you refrigerate any leftovers, they should last for 3-5 days in the fridge.
For best results, try to refrigerate your leftover baked spaghetti within 2 hours after cooking. Just cover your casserole dish or place the leftovers in an airtight container, then refrigerate until you’re ready to enjoy your pasta again!
Getting hungry? Try this easy spaghetti recipe and let me know what you think!
Easy Baked Spaghetti – #glutenfree
- Casserole dish
- 1 box of cooked Gluten Free noodles
- 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
- 8 oz Parmesan cheese
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Pour into a prepared casserole dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- To make ahead, prepare as directed, then cover and chill until ready to cook. Add 5-10 minutes to cooking time. Bake until the casserole is heated through the center and serve.
- Leftover Baked Spaghetti will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator after cooking.
- Serve with Asparagus and garlic bread for a complete, healthy meal.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Looking for more gluten-free recipes?
You can also check out all our recipes, that use Explore Cuisine pastas! Yummy recipes like:
- Kid Friendly Pasta Salad
- Vegetable Bolognese
- Warm Black Bean and Corn Pasta Salad
- Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers
- Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo
- Vegetable Ragu