No boil spaghetti bake or no boil pasta bake with very simple ingredients is very easy and you can make delicious baked meatless vegetarian spaghetti noodles for lunch or dinner. You can totally make this pasta in the oven without boiling the pasta in water first on stove top.
This is a cheesy spaghetti bake without vegetables and so it is a basic and easy way to make spaghetti noodles in the oven with cheese and sauce.
You can also make instant pot spaghetti noodles or cheesy thin spaghetti noodles in instant pot which are super easy spaghetti meals to make as well!
Many spaghetti bake recipes use cottage cheese however this no boil spaghetti bake recipe is made without cottage cheese, as I used a mix of cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and also Mexican blend, which turned out perfect and delicious.
How To Make Pasta In Oven Without Boiling First
This no boil spaghetti bake recipe is one of the most easy recipes to prepare delicious spaghetti which makes a big batch of spaghetti with very little effort, as we really put all ingredients to the baking pan and bake the spaghetti instead of boiling the spaghetti first.
You can buy spaghetti noodles and marinara sauce here if you wish, which you can use for the recipe.
So there is no advanced boiling or cooking of the pasta involved, and neither there is any need of draining the water which comes with boiling the pasta.
We just bake the contents in the pan and we get this rich and delicious baked spaghetti which the entire family can enjoy, as this baked spaghetti is also a very kid friendly recipe with its cheesy flavor.
We need the following ingredients to make the no boil spaghetti noodles or pasta.
Ingredients for no boil spaghetti pasta bake
1 lbs spaghetti noodles
3 cups water
3 cups marinara sauce
3 cups shredded cheese I used cheddar, mozzarella and Mexican blend
salt as needed
3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
Steps To Follow (The Process)
Preheat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit and layer the spaghetti noodles (or any pasta you are using) in a single layer in the baking pan (you may grease the pan before & add a single layer of extra sauce at the bottom of the pan before adding the noodles, if you wish).
Add the water, marinara sauce and enough salt, stir everything well with the spaghetti noodles.
Now addd the garlic powder and olive oil, and mix again to blend with other ingredients.
Cover the pan with aluminium foil and bake for about 30 minutes.
Once the thirty minutes of baking is done, remove the aluminium foil carefully and add 2 cups of shredded cheese, put the pan back for baking (without the foil) for another few minutes until the cheese begins to melt (it took around 10 minutes for me).
Once the cheese starts to melt, gently stir the contents so the melted cheese will blend with the spaghetti.
Top the spaghetti with the remaining cheese (you may add little more cheese if you wish) and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and started to brown.
Transfer the baking pan from the hot oven, serve it hot for best results!
For more delicious baked pasta recipes, have a look at this baked mushroom pasta recipe and baked lasagna noodles recipe, though the pasta is boiled and cooked first and then baked in those two recipes, unlike this no boil spaghetti bake recipe.
More No Boil Pasta Bake Recipes:
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spinach cellentani pasta bake no boil recipe
So here you can read the no boil spaghetti or pasta bake recipe in detail, following this easy no boil pasta bake recipe.
You will need a large 13*9 baking pan to bake this spaghetti in the oven, you can also use disposable pans just like you see in the pictures.
No Boil Spaghetti Bake (Pasta Bake)
- Preheat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit.
- Layer the spaghetti (or any pasta you are using) in a single layer in the baking pan (you may grease the pan before & add a single layer of extra sauce at the bottom of the pan before adding the noodles, if you wish).
- Add the water, marinara sauce and enough salt, stir everything well with the spaghetti.
- Also add the garlic powder and olive oil, stir again to mix the contents well.
- Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes of baking, remove the foil and add 2 cups of shredded cheese, put the pan back for baking without the foil covering for another few minutes until the cheese begins to melt (it took around 10 minutes for me).
- Once the cheese starts to melt, gently stir the contents so the melted cheese will blend with the spaghetti.
- Top the spaghetti with the remaining cheese (you may add little more cheese if you wish) and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and started to brown.
- Transfer the baking pan from the hot oven, serve the delicious baked spaghetti for lunch or dinner!
You say to layer noodles on top of the spread. What is the spread?
Thank you so much for pointing that out and I am really sorry about the confusion. I have updated the post now. You can just layer the spaghetti noodles as a single layer in the pan. If needed, you may grease the pan and add some sauce as the first layer, on top of which you can add the noodles. But this is not necessary, you can add the noodles directly in the pan too. Thanks again!
a delicious and Easy meal to make . it taste even better the next day. Great bachelor’s meal.
Hi Patrick, I am so glad to hear this! I agree, this is simple and easy to make meal & I am happy to hear it tastes even better the next day! Thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated 🙂
Can u add meat ? If so should I brown it first ? Thanks I’m trying to make this tonight thanks a million I can never find a fool Proof recipe to cook pasta in oven and it comes out perfect so I’m excited to try this thanks
Hi Kate, I haven’t tried adding meat to this recipe since I wanted to keep it meatless. However, I guess you can add it if you want to. Sorry I can’t give you directions on how to add it since I haven’t tried. Maybe you could follow the directions in this recipe to bake the pasta and also look at another recipe online which gives you instructions on how to add meat? Hope this helps. Thank you!
Can you tell me how many people this baked spaghetti is meant to feed?
Hi Anne, We used 1 lbs spaghetti noodles in this recipe, so that would small 8 servings. However, if you want large servings, it would feed about 4 people at least I think. Thank you.