Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe – Oma's Überbackene Spaghetti

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This easy baked spaghetti recipe, aka Überbackene Spaghetti, is one of those quick pasta casserole recipes that's great when you're looking for easy dinner ideas.

Quick German Recipe? Of course, it is.

Well, tweaked anyway. Instead of the usual mozzarella, use a nice German Emmental cheese. Or, switch it out to your favorite melty cheese.

An easy baked spaghetti recipe that's made from scratch or uses leftovers. So wunderbar!Instead of using sliced cheese, I had some grated to use up. Worked perfectly!

It's super if you have left-over spaghetti (or perhaps you made extra the day before just to have it ready.) If you only have one color of peppers, use them. However, using three different colors of peppers makes this such a delicious looking dish.

If you wanted to turn this into a complete supper, add some leftover cooked meat, such as beef, chicken, or turkey. Even smoked sausages cut into pieces would be a treat.

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German or Italian?

Whenever Mutti served up spaghetti in any form, I always thought we were eating Italian food. I was really shocked when, during my travels many years later, I discovered that noodles and pastas, such as spaghetti, are very common in southern Germany.

Italy, only about 50 kilometers away, has dishes such as this Spaghetti alla Nerano with its creamy combo of spaghetti, fried zucchini and cheese. This is definitely a yummy part of the world.

Leftover spaghetti or other pasta?

If you have some leftover spaghetti to use, you'll need about 6–7 cups of it for this recipe. No leftover spaghetti? Use any other kind of pasta as well. Actually, if you're cooking this from scratch, any other kind of pasta would work really good as well.

If you're not a fan of the 'long' strands of spaghetti, you can always break it into smaller pieces before you cook it. However, if you've got kids, they really love slurping those long pastas!

How to serve baked spaghetti

How do I serve this dish? Well, it tastes absolutely fabulous all by itself, but I usually serve it with some tomato sauce and any leftover meat.

No leftover meat? Hubby loves it when I put a can of corned beef in the sauce. I try to keep the meat in slices and stir carefully so as not to break it up too much.

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Oma's Easy Baked Spaghetti Recipe

This easy baked spaghetti recipe, aka Überbackene Spaghetti, is one of those quick pasta casseroles that's great when you're looking for easy dinner ideas.

Instead of the usual Mozzarella, use a nice German Emmental cheese.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


Makes 4 - 6 servings


  • 10 ounces dried spaghetti
  • 3 bell peppers (use 3 colors if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces Emmental or Gouda, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Dice peppers and sauté in olive oil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic to peppers. Add spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour spaghetti mixture into greased 10x15-inch casserole dish. Cover with cheese slices and sprinkle with thyme.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve.

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