Baked Spaghetti (Weight Watchers Friendly)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

I adapted this from a Light & Tasty cookbook. It was so delicious that I had to put it in the fridge before it was cool just to stop myself from eating it all! For WWers, this works to 6 points per serving. I use Ragu No Sugar Added Tomato & Basil sauce to keep the calorie/fat content as low as possible. Note: WW has changed their points system several times since this is posted, and you should recalculate the points by the current system.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and garlic. Drain fat. Add spaghetti sauce and heat through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cottage cheese, 2 cups mozzarella, and 1/4 cup parmesan.
  4. In a 9x13 casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, layer 1 cup of meat mixture, half the spaghetti, half the cheese, and half the remaining meat mixture. Repeat layers. Dish will be very full.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Uncover and add remaining cheeses. Bake an addition 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

This seems like a great recipe, but I'm not sure I would label it "Weight Watchers Friendly". According to the nutritional information provided, this would be 12.6 "regular" points (not PointsPlus). And 21.4 g of fat per serving (33% of your daily value!) is pretty high. I'm sure this would be great if you weren't trying to watch your waistline!

CazMo November 05, 2012

I went into this recipe knowing I was going to have a lot and I'm happy about that as I can freeze half and use the other for dinner. Very simple to prepare. Only change I made was to sub in ricotta cheese in place of the cottage cheese as a personal preference. Loved the lightness of this dish compared to a lasagna for a nice change of pace. Made for Help a Naked Recipe in the Photo Forum.

HokiesMom September 16, 2012

Great recipe. Really a lot of food for the points and reheats very well. Almost better the second day. Will be making on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing!

SaraD1983 June 08, 2011