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Bread Bowl Spaghetti

Bread Bowl Spaghetti is a kaiser roll brushed with garlic butter and filled with spaghetti, meat sauce, and mozzarella cheese, baked to a golden brown.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread Bowl Spaghetti
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1021 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 6 round (5-6 inches) rolls, like white kaiser rolls


  • 4 ounces (¼ of a 16-ounce box) spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided

Garlic Butter

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Add spaghetti sauce, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add cooked noodles and toss to coat. Set aside and cover to keep warm

Garlic Butter

  1. In a medium bowl combine butter, garlic, salt, and parsley. Stir until well combined.


  1. Cut the centers out of the tops of the rolls, making sure that the base of the bread remains attached, so not cutting all the way through. Place rolls on the parchment paper-lined sheet pan.

  2. Spoon and brush the garlic butter sauce equally on each roll (inside and out). You will use 2-3 tablespoons of the garlic butter sauce per roll.

  3. Fill each roll with 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese, ½ cup of the spaghetti mixture, and another 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with parsley, for garnish.