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BBQ Spaghetti Casserole

BBQ Spaghetti Casserole with bbq pork, bbq sauce, green onions, and cheese is like the spaghetti version of BBQ Chicken Pizza.

BBQ Spaghetti

To make this comforting casserole, 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

BBQ Spaghetti

A spaghetti casserole with bbq pork, bbq sauce ,and cheese. It's like the spaghetti version of BBQ Pizza.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked until al dente
  • 1 pound bbq pulled pork
  • 2/3 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro for garnish, optional
  • additional bbq sauce for serving


  • Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine bbq sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and sour cream. Stir well.
  • Add pasta, bbq pork, and green onions to bowl and toss to combine well.
  • 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.
  • Top with cilantro and drizzle a little additional bbq sauce on top.


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.


Calories: 429kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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39 thoughts on “BBQ Spaghetti Casserole”

  1. Great recipe!! The family loves it!! Great for cookouts, pot luck’s and just a family dinner!!

  2. Darrell Mckinney

    Thank you for this inspirational dish…. I made this with smoked pork belly,shredded.. then I used linguini that I tossed with sun dried tomato pesto, Used Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce. It was a football game hit!!!

  3. LOVE BBQ spaghetti! Lucky for me, I made a pork roast last weekend with leftover for this Yummy dish! I like the idea of putting a bit of tomato sauce to cut the sweetness. Great dish for week night dinners and pot lucks too!

  4. Wow! This was amazingggg! I used spaghetti Squash to lighten it up, and I’m glad I did because I just about ate the whole casserole myself! So so good.

  5. Darlene Zdebiak

    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

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      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! 🙂

  6. 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.

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

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I think jalapeno and pineapple would be fabulous! What a great idea Mary! I’m going to have to try that 🙂

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