Healthy Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Healthy Baked Spaghetti Recipe ThumbnailThis 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.

Healthy Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Yield: 10 Servings

Healthy Baked Spaghetti Recipe


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef (Substitute cooked spinach for vegetarian)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (32 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce (Try making your own spaghetti sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 containers (5.3 ounces) plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, seasoned salt, and Italian seasonings.
  2. In a large bowl, mix Greek Yogurt and Parmesan cheese. Drain spaghetti; add spaghetti to the yogurt mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and slightly burnt on the edges.


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Pasta Seasoning from Amazon Chef Paul’s Magic Pasta Seasoning

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 in Pan
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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.

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