Welcome to the easiest version of the Viral Tiktok Spaghetti pasta recipe.
It's the ultimate comfort food – spaghetti, meat, and cheese – transformed into a viral sensation.
Why This Spaghetti Casserole Dish Works
SIMPLICITY - This recipe requires just six key ingredients and a baking dish. You'll have a delicious dinner with minimal fuss.
CHEESE AND MORE CHEESE - The combo of mozzarella and Parmesan adds a delightful cheese pull and a savory crust that's hard to resist.
SAUCE DUO - The unique blend of marinara and alfredo sauces creates a rich, complex flavor base that sets this spaghetti recipe apart.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
SPAGHETTI PASTA - The backbone of this dish, the pasta's long, thin shape pairs perfectly with the sauce and absorbs the flavor.
GROUND BEEF - Adds a savory, hearty component, making the dish filling and satisfying.
OPTIONAL: I'm using amazing store-bought sauce (and making the easiest, aka the lazy person's pasta version), so I don't use additional spices. But if you want, you can add some garlic powder and onion powder to your ground beef.
MARINARA SAUCE - A tomato-based sauce that provides a robust, tangy counterpart to the creamy alfredo. I am biased but strongly recommend Rao's Marinara. It's the best, and you can skip any other seasoning. And it doesn't have to be Marinara. Use your favorite red pasta sauce.
ALFREDO SAUCE - This creamy, buttery sauce adds a layer of richness and velvety texture. I love Rao's Alfredo pasta and used their store-bought Alfredo in this recipe. If you're looking for a homemade version, try this recipe.
MOZZARELLA CHEESE - It creates a beautiful, cheesy, visually appealing, and delicious layer when melted.
PARMESAN CHEESE - Adds a sharp, salty note that perfectly complements the other flavors.
MEAT OPTIONS - Add an extra flavor boost with sweet or hot Italian sausage. You can also opt for healthier versions and replace the meat with ground turkey or ground chicken.
SPICES - Instead of using dried herbs, use minced garlic cloves and onion. And if you are like me and like a bit of heat, try adding half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the pasta sauce.
How To Make The Famous Tiktok Spaghetti Alfredo
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Boil spaghetti noodles a dente.
- At the same time, brown the beef, drain the excess grease, and add Marinara sauce.
- Layer spaghetti and beef mix in the dish.
- Add Alfredo and cheese on top.
- Repeat layers and bake until golden.
Optional: Garnish with fresh basil.
Recipe Success Tips
DRAINING THE BEEF - Drain the ground beef to avoid a greasy casserole.
AL DENTE PASTA - Cook your spaghetti to al dente according to package instructions. It will continue to cook in the oven.
CHEESE LAYERING - Even distribution of the cheese ensures each bite is as delicious as the last.
BAKING TIME - Keep an eye on your dish as it bakes. You're aiming for a golden, bubbling cheese layer.
RESTING TIME - Allow the baked spaghetti casserole to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps the flavors meld together.
GARLIC BREAD - Because who can resist the classic combination of spaghetti and garlic bread?
STORE - In an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
FREEZE - This recipe is freezer-friendly too! Transfer the leftovers into a freezer-safe container and pop it into the freezer. It can be stored this way for up to 3 months.
REHEAT - For a quick meal, microwave individual servings until hot. You can reheat it in the oven if you're not in a rush. Set your oven to 350° Fahrenheit and warm the spaghetti until it's heated through.
More Easy and Delicious Pasta Recipes
PIZZA CASSEROLE - All your favorite pizza ingredients in a cozy casserole.
KRAUTFLECKERL - A traditional German classic with caramelized cabbage and pasta.
LASAGNA ROLL-UPS - Classic lasagna flavors served as handy individual rolls.
PAPRIKA CHICKEN - Smoky paprika and tender chicken create this standout dish.
CHICKEN PARMESAN - Crispy breaded chicken, rich tomato sauce, and melted cheese. Heaven!
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- Preheat your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
- While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until it's no longer pink, then drain any excess fat.
- Mix the marinara sauce with the cooked ground beef. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- In a large baking dish, layer half of the cooked spaghetti, then top it with half of the marinara and beef mixture.
- Pour half of the Alfredo sauce evenly over the marinara layer.
- Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese and half of the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the Alfredo sauce.
- Repeat the layers with the remaining spaghetti, marinara-beef mixture, Alfredo sauce, and cheeses.
- Bake the dish in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted and golden.