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Braided Spaghetti Bread

Braided Spaghetti Bread
Braided Spaghetti Bread
5.0 / 5  (7 votes, 13 reviews )

Scott, who works in the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv computer department, came up with this delicious recipe for his family. He loves spaghetti and bread, and it just seemed right that they should go together! It has become his wife's favorite Sunday meal.

Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 30-35 min
Servings: 8
Skills: Intermediate


  1. 1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough or 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  2. 6 ounces spaghetti, cooked
  3. 1 cup thick spaghetti sauce
  4. 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  5. 1 egg white, beaten
  6. Parmesan cheese
  7. fresh parsley


Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Roll loaf or combined dinner rolls into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10-15 minutes.

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and let cool slightly. Remove wrap from dough. Place spaghetti lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough.

Top with sauce and cheese cubes. Make cuts 1 1/2 inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. Then braid strips left over right. Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.

Lift braid with both hands and place on a large, sprayed baking sheet. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with foil last 10 minutes, if necessary, to prevent over browning. Cool slightly and slice to serve.

(13) Comments

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Scott said on Mar 19, 2010
This is my favorite recipe! I guess because I created it!

This is my wife's favorite recipe, which I usually have made on Sundays when we have a little more time.

I have always loved spaghetti and what better with spaghetti than bread! So the combination of the two seemed a natural fit!

Give it a try! And let us know what you change to make it a little better!
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Gloria said on Dec 23, 2016
I have made this before and put mozzarella cheese on bottom to keep from soggy. But my question is I forgot how long do you let the dough rise before rolling out? Thanks. Do you thaw out in refrigerator and then let rise for so long? Thank you.
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Alise said on Mar 31, 2010

I am always trying new recipes.  This one is going to be a definite favorite.  The whole family, including my two picky children loved it.  The smell is awesome when it comes out of the oven!  I added ground hamburger to the sauce since my husband isn't a fan of meatless meals.

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Scott said on Mar 31, 2010


I love the idea of adding the ground hamburger to it!  I'll have to try that next time I make the recipe.  How much hamburger did you use?


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Alise said on Apr 01, 2010

I actually used my regular spaghetti sauce with one pound of hamburger.  I didn't measure how much of that meat sauce I actually used.  I then froze the leftover sauce to use later on.

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Scott said on Apr 27, 2010

Ok, I gave the added hamburger a try.  It not only tasted excellent but I noticed that the meat helped keep the sauce from moving down to the bottom of the loaf.

It seems that if the sauce is too liquid, then it can make the bread dough mushy on the bottom.  I think the meat helped keep the sauce in place.

Anyway, thanks for a great addition to the recipe!

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Mona said on Feb 24, 2011

I just made this last night. My kids already want it again TONIGHT for dinner. HOME RUN Scott.

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Sommer said on May 10, 2011

I made this last night! I made some alterations though. I did alfredo sauce instead of Spaghetti. It was DELICIOUS!! I also think it would be amazing to add some already cooked Chicken. it was seriously soo good. Thanks for the recipe!

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Cathy said on Jan 30, 2013
This is wonderful!! I made it last night and used leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti and sauce were mixed together and meat had been added to it. I took it straight from the fridge and didn't even warm it up. I only used half the recommended amount of cheese and it was plenty. I also added a little garlic powder on top with the parmesan and parsley. I put the frozen dough in the fridge the night before and it was ready to use when I came in from work. It smelled wonderful while it was cooking and tasted even better! What a wonderful way to "dress up" spaghetti, whether fresh or leftover! I'll definitely be using this one again!
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Friedericke said on Apr 12, 2015
Love this, however, being a novice when cooking the dough really should be spread out on foil and lifted on to a pan or put foil on pan sprayed with cooking spray and assembled from there. My first time transferring my bread fell apart. Still tasted good.
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Dorothy said on Sep 15, 2015
Has anyone tried this recipe using garlic butter spread on the bread before adding the spaghetti? I love garlic bread with spaghetti.
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Scott said on Sep 25, 2015
Dorothy, that is a great idea.  I think I will give it a try the next time I make this!
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Marsha said on Feb 27, 2016
This has become a family favorite! It's great anytime of the yr but it's really a great meatless alternative during Lent! Love It!!