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