Healthy Meal Prep
Christmas Spaghetti Recipe

Christmas Spaghetti


This dish of spaghetti baked with a creamy red bell pepper sauce and cheese could become the next Christmas cooking tradition at your house.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 ½ pounds spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • ½ cup garlic herb butter, cut into 1-teaspoon chunks
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 pound American cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir olive oil and basil leaves into the boiling water; cook spaghetti, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. Grease a large casserole dish with 2 teaspoons butter. Loosely pile about 1/3 of the spaghetti into the casserole dish; do not pack. Dot spaghetti with about 1/3 of the garlic herb butter.
  4. Combine evaporated milk, American cheese, red bell peppers, and salt in a blender, working in batches if necessary; blend until smooth.
  5. Sprinkle spaghetti in the dish with 1/3 the Monterey Jack cheese and pour 1/3 the blended American cheese sauce over the top. Layer 1/3 the remaining spaghetti, 1/3 the garlic herb butter, 1/3 the Monterey Cheese, and 1/3 the sauce twice more. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the dish is bubbling and the sauce has darkened slightly from pink to orange, about 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Christmas Spaghetti

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 630.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 55 %
carbohydrates: 17 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 10 %
fat: 53 %
saturated fat: 99 %
cholesterol: 31 %
vitamin a iu: 43 %
niacin equivalents: 83 %
vitamin b6: 17 %
vitamin c: 83 %
folate: 41 %
calcium: 60 %
iron: 14 %
magnesium: 24 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 42 %
thiamin: 65 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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