BBQ Spaghetti Casserole

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BBQ Spaghetti

BBQ Spaghetti Casserole with bbq pork, bbq sauce, green onions, and cheese is like the spaghetti version of BBQ Chicken Pizza. I pick up a pound of pulled pork from my favorite bbq restaurant. It’s smoky, moist, and fabulously delicious. You could also use some homemade bbq pork or even bbq pulled chicken.

Barbecue Spaghetti

The pork that I use doesn’t have much sauce added to it. If yours is heavily sauced, you may want to add less bbq sauce to the casserole. I like to use a thick and sweet Kansas City-style bbq sauce. Usually I use KC Masterpiece brand sauce.

BBQ Spaghetti

To cut the sweetness of the sauce some and make the casserole a little more spaghetti-like, I add an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce, plus some tomato paste. A little sour cream contributes some creaminess. Some green onions provide some color contrast and flavor and a nice blanket of cheese on top finishes the casserole of. I usually use cheddar, but you could blend in some Monterey Jack, or use a Mexican cheese blend. I like a little cilantro on top, but you could leave that off or use some parsley instead.

The finished dish is a comforting, delicious casserole that tastes like no other casserole.

BBQ Spaghetti

BBQ Spaghetti
 
A spaghetti casserole with bbq pork, bbq sauce ,and cheese. It's like the spaghetti version of BBQ Pizza.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked until al dente
  • 1 pound bbq pulled pork
  • ⅔ cup of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro for garnish, optional
  • additional bbq sauce for serving
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine bbq sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and sour cream. Stir well.
  3. Add pasta, bbq pork, and green onions to bowl and toss to combine well.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Top with cheese, cover with aluminum foil. (spray foil with cooking spray so it will not stick to the cheese.) Bake for 20-30 minutes or until hot all the way through.
  5. Top with cilantro and drizzle a little additional bbq sauce on top.
Notes
Use a pound of pulled pork from your favorite bbq restaurant. You could also use some homemade bbq or even pulled chicken, but I find using a nicely smoked bbq works best.
If your bbq pork already has a lot of sauce, you may want to cut back some on the bbq sauce added.
I use a sweet and thick Kansas City-style bbq sauce.

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31 thoughts on “BBQ Spaghetti Casserole

  1. Delicious and so easy. Have served this to family and friends and every single one asked, no, begged for the recipe When visiting my out of town daughter for her birthday, her special request for her birthay dinner was for me to make
    this!!!!!!!

    1. That makes me so happy Darlene! Thanks so much for letting me know so many people have enjoyed it. Makes me feel so honored that your daughter wanted it for her birthday dinner. Hope she had a great birthday! πŸ™‚

  2. I made this last week, and LOVED both the flavor and the ease of the recipe. I had a good sized portion of leftover Asian BBQ pulled pork that I made from Wegman’s ready to cook entrees (try it sometime, if you’re not in the mood to pull a big meal together! They are tasty and easy.), so I thought this recipe would be perfect for it. The Asian BBQ wasn’t an overpowering flavor, so it was easy to fit into this recipe. I didn’t add the sour cream, because my man hates it, but I absolutely will if I ever make it for myself. To enhance the asian flavors in my pork, I drizzled sriracha on top instead of extra BBQ. Such a comforting dinner! Thank you so much for posting.

  3. I wonder how this would be with jalopeano and pineapple? Love it on this type of pizza only now it’s spaghetti! Ingenious

  4. This is one of those recipes that really shouts ‘eat me, eat me!’, and those gorgeous photos of yours certainly don’t help with that! Great idea to make a cheesy casserole with spaghetti. This is a great dish for any season, I reckon!

  5. I love fast, easy dinners like this! Total comfort food. All that gooey cheese, pasta, and meat is drawing me in and I think I’m gonna have to make this for dinner this week! Loving your gorgeous photos, Christin! Pinned. πŸ™‚

  6. I knew in the back of my mind that clicking on the email link to your site on an empty stomach was NOT a good idea! This casserole looks amazing – love the cilantro on top and what a clever and simple combo, thanks so much for sharing! I bet it would be just as delicious with spaghetti squash and bbq chicken!

  7. I’ve never had anything resembling pulled pork spaghetti before, and I don’t know why I never thought of it! This would be one spaghetti my family would be all over — it looks delicious. πŸ™‚

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