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TikTok Spaghetti

You’ve probably seen this TikTok spaghetti recipe all over your feed lately, and let me tell you, it lives up to the hype! I finally tried making it at home, and it’s the ultimate comfort food mashup.

Al dente spaghetti noodles are tossed in a rich, garlicky Alfredo sauce. Then, they’re topped with a hearty meat sauce and smothered in gooey mozzarella cheese.

Cheesy homemade Tiktok spaghetti with ground beef in a white baking dish.

Everything gets baked to bubbly perfection! The best part is that it’s so easy to whip up on busy weeknights.

I’ll definitely make this viral sensation again!

Why You’ll Love This TikTok Spaghetti

Comfort Food: This dish combines creamy Alfredo sauce with a hearty meat sauce for the ultimate comfort food experience.

Crowd-Pleaser: This spaghetti bake is sure to impress guests with its rich, cheesy layers and savory meat sauce.

Easy to Make: Despite its gourmet appearance, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow. It doesn’t require advanced cooking skills.

Delicious Taste: The combination of creamy Alfredo and savory meat sauce creates a rich, mouth-watering dish that’s sure to satisfy.

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti: Spaghetti noodles are the perfect shape to hold onto the creamy Alfredo sauce and hearty meat sauce.
  • Ground Beef: The savory star of the meat sauce. 80/20 lean ground beef provides just the right balance of flavor and richness.
  • Olive Oil: It helps sauté the onions and garlic to build a flavorful base.
  • Onion and Garlic: The aromatic duo adds depth and complexity to the meat sauce.
  • Italian Seasoning, Salt, Black Pepper: The seasoning trio works together to elevate the flavors of the sauce.
  • Red Chili Flakes (optional): A pinch adds a touch of heat to the sauce for those who like it spicy.
  • Marinara Sauce: It provides a quick and easy way to create a rich, tomato-based meat sauce.
  • Unsalted Butter: It’s the base for the rich and velvety Alfredo sauce.
  • Heavy Cream: It gives the Alfredo sauce its luxuriously smooth texture.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese adds a nutty, salty, and slightly sharp flavor to the Alfredo sauce.
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: It creates a gooey, melted layer on top of the casserole.
  • Fresh Basil or Parsley for Garnish: A sprinkle of fresh basil or parsley adds a pop of color.
Overhead view of cooked pasta in a white baking dish.
Tiktok spaghetti meat sauce in a black skillet.

How to Make TikTok Spaghetti

This spaghetti went viral for a reason! It’s so easy to make.

1. Prep the oven and cook the pasta. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Boil salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente, and drain well.

2. Cook the onion and beef. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.

3. Add the seasonings and sauce. Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and chili flakes to the beef. Cook until fragrant, add the marinara sauce, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

4. Prepare the Alfredo sauce. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, add the minced garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add the heavy cream, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Whisk in the Parmesan. Remove from the heat and whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until smooth.

6. Combine the spaghetti and Alfredo. In a large baking dish, mix the cooked spaghetti with Alfredo sauce until evenly coated.

7. Add the meat sauce and cheese. Pour the meat sauce over the Alfredo spaghetti. Spread evenly, and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

8. Bake the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Optionally, broil for 2-3 minutes for a golden brown top.

9. Rest and serve. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired. Enjoy!

Creamy TikTok spaghetti with a rich tomato and cheese sauce, topped with fresh basil.

Tips for the Best TikTok Spaghetti

These simple tips will make your pasta even better.

  • Select your favorite sauce. For convenience, you can use store-bought marinara sauce. Or, make your own homemade sauce for a more customized flavor.
  • Go wild with garlic. For maximum flavor, don’t skimp on the garlic in both the meat sauce and Alfredo sauce.
  • Spice it up. Add some red chili flakes to the meat sauce for a nice kick of heat, if desired.
  • Make it bubbly. After baking, broil the spaghetti for 2-3 minutes to get an irresistibly golden brown, bubbly cheese topping.
  • Give it a rest. Allow the baked TikTok Spaghetti to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving so the layers can set up.
  • Vary it up. Try using Italian sausage instead of ground beef or adding sautéed mushrooms or bell peppers to the sauce. You can also switch up the cheeses with options like cheddar or feta for different flavors.
  • Make it a feast. To complement the rich and creamy pasta, serve with a fresh salad, garlic bread, or roasted vegetables.
Tiktok spaghetti with ground beef in a white plate, close-up

How to Store

If you have leftover spaghetti, keep it fresh with these tips.

To Store: Place leftovers in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. Make sure the spaghetti has cooled completely before storing to prevent condensation.

To Freeze: Freezing may alter its texture, particularly the pasta’s consistency. But if you need to freeze it, store it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

To Reheat: For best results, reheat in the oven at 350°F for about 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Or, microwave individual portions in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until hot.

TikTok Spaghetti

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

735

kcal

This TikTok spaghetti recipe went viral for good reason! The combo of Alfredo and meat sauce baked to bubbly perfection with mozzarella is just too good.

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Ingredients

  • For the meat sauce:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20 lean)

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)

  • 1 jar marinara sauce

  • For the pasta and Alfredo sauce:
  • 16 oz spaghetti

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • For topping:
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain well.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and chili flakes (if using) to the beef. Cook for another minute until fragrant. Pour in the marinara sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the meat sauce simmers, prepare the Alfredo sauce. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until smooth.
  • In a large baking dish, combine the cooked spaghetti with the Alfredo sauce, tossing to coat evenly.
  • Pour the meat sauce over the Alfredo spaghetti, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Optional: Broil for 2-3 minutes to achieve a golden brown top.
  • Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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