Super easy to make and incredibly delicious, this Spaghetti Casserole is a must make under 30 minute meal and any quick family dinner. Kid friendly and no one would ever guess it’s entirely vegan. Also this baked spaghetti recipe is a must make for 6 ingredient recipes. In the basic version you only need 6 ingredients, not counting salt or pepper.
Easy dinners really can’t be any easier than with this Spaghetti Casserole. Once you try it, you know it’s a fan favorite for everyone. Have you ever tried a spaghetti casserole with cream cheese?
I’m always here for you to make things easy as it get and this Spaghetti Casserole is no exception.
It is creamy, comforting, done in no time, filling, truly in no time one of your family favorites, a winning combo in and out no matter if vegan or not, keeper for your all foods that reduces stress, because life is good and with this Spaghetti Casserole it couldn’t get any better and easier than this.
Also this baked spaghetti casserole is a gluten free recipe, a must make for potluck ideas.
What’s in this baked spaghetti
As you can see it’s super easy and done in no time. As always I’m sure this will become a keeper to enhance your repertoire of easy dinner recipes for family: for the basic version it only takes 6 ingredients not counting salt and pepper:
- marinara sauce
- vegan cream cheese
- minced garlic
- chopped onions
- vegan cheese shreds
You can of course make this Spaghetti Casserole a bit fancier by adding the following add ons:
- chopped bell pepper
- cooked chickpeas
- Italian seasoning
Italian seasoning is a great way to add even more flavor to this dish but it is totally up to you.
You see it’s beyond easy with pantry staples that are widely available or you have already stocked in your kitchen.
How to make baked spaghetti casserole
Seriously it is the only recipe you need and really want to make. Plus it’s so easy to know how to make spaghetti casserole this way.
Start by cooking your spaghetti according the package directions. After cooking, remove them from the pot and drain.
Heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth, add chopped onions, minced garlic, optional chopped bell pepper, and fry for around 2 minutes. Give the spaghetti sauce aka marinara, vegan cream cheese to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes more until warm, add optional extras, if you like, cooked chickpeas, Italian seasoning.
Next and last add the spaghetti back and mix everything until combined. Transfer all to a 8×11 inch casserole dish. Then sprinkle vegan cheese shreds over it and bake for around 10 minutes at 415°F.
Serve on plates or bowls, yum.
It makes such a fantastic meatless spaghetti casserole that will make all vegan spaghetti dreams come true in no time.
But I have to say no matter if vegan or not, everyone will love this. It is the perfect recipe for lunch, dinner, meal prep, quick meals for kids, healthy meal prep at any work. Don’t use the food courts, that are not filling and really expensive for a small portion. Rather make your own baked spaghetti which are filling and budget friendly.
Tips and variations for this spaghetti casserole aka million dollar spaghetti
Leftover spaghetti are the best for a spaghetti casserole. Simply add your pre cooked noodles and enjoy less preparation time.
Need more variety being tired of tomato sauce? Just make a spaghetti casserole with cream of mushroom soup, best with my Roasted Chickpeas Cream of Mushroom Soup.
Need another flavor? Add a dairy free cream cheese with sun-dried tomatoes or other herbs and you got more variety in no time.
Also you can make Thai noodles! Just add my Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil, leave out the vegan cheese shreds and add some crushed peanuts on top and bake. So this is definitely worth a try and a great makeover for this spaghetti casserole.
- 10 oz spaghetti (use gluten free pasta, if you want)
- 16 oz marinara sauce
- 3 gloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
- 1/2 chopped onions
- 1 cup vegan cheese shreds
- salt, pepper to taste
Optional add ons:
- 3/4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1 cup cooked and drained chickpeas
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Start by cooking your spaghetti according the package directions. After cooking, remove them from the your pot.
- Heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth, add chopped onions, minced garlic, optional chopped bell pepper, and fry for around 2 minutes. Give the spaghetti sauce aka marinara, vegan cream cheese to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes more until warm, add optional extras, if you like, cooked chickpeas, Italian seasoning.
- Next and last add the spaghetti back and mix everything until combined. Transfer all to a 8x11 inch casserole dish. Then sprinkle vegan cheese shreds over it and bake for around 10 minutes at 415°F.
- Serve on plates or bowls.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 16.1gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 7.5gProtein: 10g