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Today I wanted to propose this scrumptious pasta treat. Italian baked spaghetti wheel from Ginny's call for help on my Facebook page...

Ginny told me about her story, when she met with her Italian friend. One day she was invited by this friend, at home for lunch, and she was amazed by the offering of a baked spaghetti wheel made in a  casserole.

Now after many years Ginny wanted to make herself this scrumptious treat, she tried hard but could never replicate such dish.

Today I'm very glad that Imma from Naples submitted for Ginny and all of us this Italian baked recipe named "timballo di spaghetti".

Here you can find all the ingredients and preparation and all the care Imma puts to make this recipe. Enjoy!

Baked Spaghetti


Italian Baked Spaghetti Wheel

  • Preparation Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 3/4 lb - 340g spaghetti
  • 5 oz - 150g diced ham
  • 5 oz - 150g of caciocavallo or similar cheese
  • 5 oz - 150g of mushrooms of your choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 oz - 60g parmigiano cheese
  • 2 tbsp - 30g of breadcrumbs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
baked spaghetti

Cooking Method

  1. Boil the pasta and keep it aside, in the meantime clean and sautéed mushrooms with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Whisk in a bowl, the eggs with salt and pepper and add the spaghetti, parmigiano, mushrooms and caciocavallo cheese with ham cubes.
  3. Brush the bottom of a rounded baking casserole with olive oil. Add some breadcrumbs as well. Then pour in the spaghetti with all the other ingredients. Add an extra sprinkle of parmigiano cheese over the pasta.
  4. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for about half an hour, the time to create a nice crust and for the caciocavallo cheese to be melted a bit.
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baked spaghetti

Make it step-by-step in 45 mins

These ingredients are easy to get.


For the cheese you can use whatever you like most from the semi-hard cheeses.

diced cheese

If you don't like mushrooms you can skip them.


Lets start by craking 3 eggs in a plate and season them with salt and pepper.


Grease the casserole with olive oil and sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the bottom.

Add the spaghetti in the boil water.


Taste a few and check if they are cooked "al dente" (little hard to the bite).

cooked spaghetti

Drain the pasta and pour it to the baking casserole.


Add the diced bacon mushrooms grated cheese and diced semi-hard cheese or best caciocavallo.


This is the moment to pour over all the ingrediens the beaten eggs.

beat the eggs

Give a rough mix and add another sprinkle of grated cheese on the top of all.

grated parmigiano

Bake in preheated hoven at 400°F (200°C) for more or less 20 minutes. Check it and if you like you can give a last grill for a crispy melted texture.

melted cheese inside

Plate and serve hot to taste that melted cheese while it's still warm.

slice of baked spaghetti