Garlic Bread Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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Leftovers are great—they really help stretch our food budget and save us time, but sometimes I wonder how in the heck to use them up when I (we) get plain sick of the same food from one day to the next or the next and so on. I love spaghetti and so does my family, but it is hard to make just the right amount, we always end up having way too many leftovers (mainly because we try not to indulge in too large of servings—portion control!) This recipe developed out of a need to get creative with those leftovers. Perhaps it’ll work for yours or start from scratch and use it as a new way to SERVE spaghetti up at your next family dinner.

Garlic Bread

This recipe can be thrown together in under 30 minutes. It’s a great way to use leftover french bread and spaghetti!

Topped with spaghetti

Garlic Bread Baked Spaghetti Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter
  • Garlic & herb seasoning or garlic powder (to taste)
  • 5-6 cups spaghetti (premade or leftovers---prepared as desired)
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Basil (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the French bread in half in the center and then slice each half lengthwise to form four large slices of bread.
  3. Next spread the butter liberally over the entire exposed tops of the four slices of bread then season with garlic & herb seasoning or garlic powder.
  4. Bake for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, carefully top each slice with 1-1½ cups of prepared spaghetti, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese and a dash of basil sprinkled over the top.
  6. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown.
  7. Serve & enjoy!
Measurements are open to personal taste and preference. Experiment with alternative cheeses (Parmesan, Romano, Asiago etc.) and seasonings as desired!


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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