Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Cook: 45 mins Total: 45 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 9×13-inch casserole

“My family requests this recipe every year for birthday parties and other events! It’s crowd- and family-friendly, as well as easy to make ahead and then refrigerate!”

Ingredients:

cooking spray

12 ounces spaghetti

4 eggs, beaten

2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup cottage cheese, or more to taste

1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Mix eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter with the spaghetti to coat pasta completely; spread into the prepared baking dish. Spread cottage cheese over the spaghetti to cover completely. Spread spaghetti sauce over the cottage cheese; top with a layer of mozzarella cheese.

Bake until hot in the center, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 396.2 calories; protein 19.9g 40% DV; carbohydrates 46.5g 15% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 121.7mg 41% DV; sodium 763mg 31% DV.