Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is one of my mom's recipes that my brother and I LOVED. Nothing too fancy. It's a simple kid-pleaser that adults like too. I haven't made this in ages, but she still makes it for my dad (and my single brother makes sure he stops by that night). ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. Boil spaghetti noodles to al dente according to package; drain.
  3. While spaghetti is boiling, brown the ground beef with the onion; drain and return to skillet. Add the spaghetti sauce to the meat in the skillet.
  4. Add the hot cooked, drained spaghetti to the skillet; stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a saucepan, melt butter; add the flour, stirring constantly to make a roux. Slowly whisk in the evaporated milk.
  6. Turn heat to low and stir in the parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup only of the mozzarella. stir constantly until melted and smooth.
  7. Pour the cheese mixture evenly over the spaghetti in the 13 x 9 dish.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of parmesan cheese and then the oregano.
  9. Bake; uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and starting to brown on top.
Most Helpful

My husband really liked this dish, he said he could eat it every day! I liked it, I thought it needed more spices, so next time I think I'll add some garlic and a touch of red pepper flakes. I would definitely make this exact recipe for my nieces though. It is very kid friendly. I used ground white turkey breast, skim evaporated milk, reduced fat parm. cheese and reduced fat mozzarella cheese to reduce some of the calories/fat.

ocdbaker March 26, 2009

A nice and easy variation on your basic spaghetti dinner. I added some sliced black olives, and used skim milk instead of evaporated milk to make the cheese sauce. Thanks for sharing!

pattikay in L.A. June 12, 2008

I made this last night for a quick supper with garlic bread and it was very good. I have leftovers a couple times a year from a big spaghetti cook we do and this would be the perfect recipe for all that left over spaghetti. Very good and easy. Reviewed for Went To Market tag.

AshK September 06, 2007