Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread combines two epic comfort foods into one great dish. Freshly baked garlic bread and cheesy spaghetti bake together into the perfect comfort food.
Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread
This past year spaghetti has become our go-to easy comfort food dinner. We pair it with great wine and relax over a nice plate of spaghetti with a side of garlic bread.
I had this moment one night of wondering why I haven't combined the garlic bread and the spaghetti into one epic baked spaghetti dish.
This is like a soup and bread bowl combo but with noodles, sauce, and garlic bread. Hello yum!
We pair this with a side salad for a side dish and a quick and easy dessert like this tiramisu.
I would say that this will feed 4-6 people easily especially when paired with a side salad. That being said if you are feeding teenage boys or someone who LOVES Spaghetti you may want to make two loaves of spaghetti stuffed into garlic bread.
There will be more than enough spaghetti and marinara sauce to make 2 loaves easily.
- French Bread Loaf
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Marinara Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Optional add-ins - ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, ground beef, sausage, meatballs,
French Bread - I used a fresh loaf of French Bread from our local grocery store. You want to use a loaf that is big enough to cut into and have space for the spaghetti.
Spaghetti - I use spaghetti for this recipe but you can easily use whatever pasta you have on hand. Spaghetti holds its shape and fills the garlic bread bowl really nicely. You will want to use pasta that stays in place.
Ground Beef - You can definitely add cooked ground beef in a skillet combined with the marinara sauce. Just make sure to drain off any excess fat before adding the sauce to the large skillet.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
Stuff the spaghetti as much as you can. It can push over the top a little bit but you want to be able to spread mozzarella cheese over the top and not have it all fall off.
Pile the mozzarella on top and add in a bit of parmesan cheese and more Italian Seasoning. You can add in more garlic powder or minced garlic if you want to add even more garlic flavor.
Serve this baked spaghetti in Garlic Bread on a cutting board or platter. I find it easiest to serve on a cutting board so you can slice pieces easily without having to worry about messing up a platter or counter.
Don't forget to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
This is a recipe you can easily adapt to your favorites. Change up the marina sauce for meat sauce.
Add in meatballs or sausage for extra flavor.
You will have leftover spaghetti noodles and tomato sauce. You can easily use it to make a 2nd Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread as long as you are serving it that night.
This is a recipe that is best prepared right before you make it. You can premake the spaghetti and sauce and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Hold off on putting the spaghetti and tomato sauce into the bread loaf until right when you are going to bake it.
If you add in the spaghetti and sauce to early the sauce will get absorbed by the bread and change the texture and you will lose the crunch sides of the garlic bread.
Unfortunately, this recipe does not freeze well. The pasta texture changes and it is not fantastic.
If you want to make a 2nd loaf later in the week I would suggest keeping the bread and spaghetti separate from each other until you are ready to bake them together.
Great Comfort Food Recipes
Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cook spaghetti noodles according to the box directions.
- Cut out the middle portion of the French bread. Press bread down and into the sides to make it firmer.
- Mix together butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a bowl. Spread butter evenly over bottom and inside of the bread.
- Bake bread for 8-10 minues until toasted.
- Drain the spaghetti noodles, combine noodles with marinara sauce
- Add spaghetti noodles with sauce to the middle of the bread until well packed in the bread bowl. Top with mozzarella cheese and Italian Seasoning.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and spaghetti is heated through