Angel Hair Casserole

Angel Hair Casserole

Angel Hair Casserole

This is the perfect family dinner. Try to find a good quality, jarred marinara sauce. Angel hair can stick together after draining so I use tongs to place it in the casserole. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 4-6 servings

Angel Hair Casserole


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sliced or diced mushrooms
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 6 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, regular or reduced fat, shredded by hand


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Heat oil and saute onions & garlic over med-high heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms. Cook & stir 1 minute.
  4. Add beef. Cook & stir 2 minutes or until pink is gone.
  5. Add sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Taste sauce and add spices of you like.
  6. While sauce simmers, cook pasta per package directions. (*See Note Below)
  7. Spread ¼ cup of sauce in a 2 ¼ quart glass or pyrex casserole dish.
  8. Make 2 layers in this order: drained pasta - sauce - cheese. (Sauce should be thick. If it has too much liquid just discard the excess liquid.)
  9. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Note: Instead of boiling the angel hair, you can break it in thirds, place in a pan (I use a glass pie pan) and cover with boiling water for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.

29 Comments on "Angel Hair Casserole"

  1. Karen O

    I made this casserole tonight. So easy and so delicious. My boyfriend and I loved it. I just found this site yesterday and plan on making more of Jenny’s recipes.

  2. Sam

    Hi just found your website it was good

  3. Sam

    Hi just found your website can’t wait to try it

  4. Audrey

    The recipe did not say to drain the fat after cooking the meat. I wouldn’t think the fat would be good in there. Please clarify this before I make/ruin it, lol. Thanks.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I use lean ground beef (9% fat) so there is nothing to drain off. If you use one higher in fat, it’s generally better to drain it.

  5. Ingrid

    Another Jenny recipe that’s now on our repertoire. We love it. Thanks
    Jenny. You really can cook.

  6. Ann Marie in NC

    I’m guessing you meant 16 ounces pasta, no? I went ahead with enough pasta for the two of us and it was plenty saucy. A very adaptable recipe. Thank you!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Actually my recipe is correct using 6 ounces of pasta but as long as the recipe worked for you, that’s okay by me!

      • Martha

        Can I cook frozen angel hair pasta or do I need to thaw it first

  7. Jody, Olympia WA

    Made this tonight and didn’t take a picture because it looks just like your’s! I used your spaghetti sauce recipe for the marinara sauce. It’s amazing how everything blends together in the oven since the noodles and sauce are layered, along with the cheese.

    I have osteoporosis and am supposed to have 2 servings of dairy a day, and I love that this recipe uses cheddar cheese!

    It is tough being home alone though because everything I make of yours is so darn tasty it is hard to stop eating, especially when I don’t have to share!

    Everyone stay safe and healthy in Jenny Can Cook land during these difficult times. ?❤

  8. Nancy Giggey

    Do you have a recipe for marinara sauce. If not what brand do you use?

  9. Debbie

    Jenny, I also love your recipes! Been cooking for 45 years and I’m always looking for new easy recipes. You are my go to cookbook these days! I made this last night, sans the mushrooms (discovered mine had gone bad). I didn’t have any jarred sauce so I doctored up an28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. It came up great. Thanks again.

  10. Cathy L

    Jenny, thank you so much for this recipe. This casserole (I’m calling it my spaghetti and meat sauce) is the best I’ve ever eaten and so easy to make.

    I love watching your videos.

  11. Deborah

    Jenny you’re great!

  12. Patricia

    you can also sub in a pound of rotisserie chicken, for the beef, for a chicken spaghetti casserole

  13. Granny fan

    Wish you were on tv doing a cooking show. Granny

  14. Dalila G.

    Hi Jenny! ??
    This is such a yummy and easy recipe for me to have.
    I would make this recipe using two smaller casserole dishes, one for freezing.
    I only cook for hubby and me, so this recipe will do nicely.
    When I’m having a busy day I’ll just pull one out of the freezer and dinner’s done. ?
    I’m thinking of adding some sliced black olives to mine.
    Thank you for another fun cooking idea, you’re sweet!
    Happy cooking!

    • Leslie

      I use black olives in my spag sauce all the time. Love it.

  15. Ewa

    I love your recipes

  16. Regina bakanowicz

    Recipe for pieroogi

  17. Carole

    Hi Jenny,
    This recipe looks yummy,it’s on the menu this week coming up.absolutely love all your recipes. Your meatloaf is the best meatloaf I have ever made and beleive me I have made plenty. Yours is a keeper. Along with your vegetable fried rice. Thank you for sharing .God Bless.

  18. Felix (The Polish Chef)

    Drodzy Janina,
    Dziękuję bardzo, Your recipes are a big hit among Polonia in Western New York. Keep up the good work.

  19. Keith

    Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for the new recipe and your videos! You are a household name here in Arizona. We love your no knead bread, cinnamon rolls, whole wheat bread and ribs. I think my wife is a little jealous because I keep saying “Jenny prepares it this way”. Thanks again! P.S. I’m the guy who asked what kind of stove you have. ?

  20. Tamson

    Looks like a great recipe. Could also possibly use a brown rice pasta for more fiber. Always seeking more fiber being I am diabetic.

  21. Judy

    Thank you for the recipes. They are all so good, and I just love the granola recipe. Enjoy all of your video’s, and learned tips from you that I did not know. The Angel Hair Casserole sounds good, and I look forward to making it.

  22. Granmama11

    I make something very similar to that for my family . Only difference is I don’t add mushrooms and I do add a lot of Italian seasoning. I may try the mushrooms next time, sounds good! Thank you, Jenny

  23. Lauren


    Love your recipes. Can’t wait to try this. So easy. Love your videos. You make me laugh! Thank you.

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