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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 mins
COOK: 30 mins
TOTAL: 40 mins


  • 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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38 thoughts on “BBQ Spaghetti Casserole”

  1. Oh wow! I’ve personally never seen a recipe like this before but it sure as heck looks so, so delicious (and easy to make)!

  2. Now that’s what I’m talking about! BBQ Spaghetti? Yes, please! This looks so decadently delicious, Christin! Love this recipe!

  3. Pulled pork with spaghetti sounds like a fantastic combo! It looks amazing with all that gooey cheese!

  4. Holy moly I need to make this soon. This sounds fantastic! Is it bad that I wish I had a bowl for breakfast right now? haha

  5. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    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!

  6. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    So this is quite possibly the best idea ever. I love bbq pulled pork. It’s almost shameful! This sounds easy and soooooo delicious!

  7. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com

    I’m from KC and I miss the bbq so much! Thanks for reminding me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    All your casseroles always look so amazing, Christin! They make me want to rush home and throw them all in the oven immediately lol.

  10. ela@GrayApron

    You can’t beat a good pasta casserole! Yours looks like a major yum, juicy and flavorful…

    ela h.

  11. Karen @ Lushious Eats

    Look at that cheeseeeee. Love the idea of spaghetti casserole, looks delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    That looks so delicious Christin! I’m betting my whole family would love this dish.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  13. Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    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!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      I love the idea of making it with spaghetti Squash Shashi! That would be just as good, maybe even better.

  14. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Ooh this looks amazing! I will have to try it – my husband would just love it! If only we had delicious orange American cheese here in Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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