This healthy baked spaghetti recipe is easier than it sounds. You can create a healthy meal with a few simple twists of ingredients and a little extra care. Your family is worth it. Best of all, baked spaghetti makes a great lunch. Try it today!
We love Italian recipes, but they are often high in fat and sodium. We decided to create a healthy baked spaghetti recipe. We use homemade spaghetti sauce, not store bought. We use Greek Yogurt instead of ricotta cheese. We chop fresh garlic and onions. Often, we skip adding meat altogether. We include vegetables like spinach and bell peppers. We never hear a single complaint with this recipe.
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Using Greek Yogurt
The key to a great baked spaghetti recipe is maintaining a creamy texture during the baking process. Many recipes call for butter, ricotta cheese, or sour cream. We substitute plain Greek Yogurt for those ingredients. We know it sounds a bit radical, but at 0% fat and 0% sodium, Greek Yogurt is an instant all-star healthy option.
Burning the Cheese
The “look and feel” of baked spaghetti is important too. We appreciate crispy brown edges. Some may call this “burning the cheese”, but we believe that our healthy baked spaghetti recipe needs a final 5 to 10 minutes of baking time.
Healthy Baked Spaghetti Recipe for Lunch
Don’t worry if you have leftovers. Baked spaghetti makes a great lunch. It holds up well in the microwave and still tastes delicious, plus it is easy to store & transport.