A gluten-free, lighter take on the viral TikTok Spaghetti Alfredo trend! Gluten-free spaghetti meets an easy, homemade alfredo sauce. It’s then topped with ground turkey marinara sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese and baked until warm and ooey-gooey delicious! 

TikTok spaghetti alfredo in a baking dish with a wooden spoon resting on the side.

What is TikTok Spaghetti Alfredo?

TikTok spaghetti alfredo is a delicious baked spaghetti casserole with a creamy sauce and lots of cheese! Cooked spaghetti noodles are tossed in alfredo sauce, then placed in a baking dish, topped with a meaty marinara sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese, and baked to perfection!

This viral spaghetti recipe is absolutely delicious, and it’s no wonder why people everywhere are baking their own versions!

What Makes This Recipe Great

TikTok brings about so many trends, and my favorite ones are always food! You may have made my gluten-free version of the viral French Onion Pasta trend, and I have great news for you with another delicious pasta dish. Enter, Gluten-Free TikTok Spaghetti Alfredo!

In typical Mary’s Whole Life fashion, I adapted this trendy comfort food dish to be a bit healthier and fit the dietary needs of my family, without sacrificing any flavor. I think you will love the result! 

It’s made with gluten-free spaghetti, ground turkey, and a homemade gluten free alfredo sauce. Simple ingredients and a delicious baked spaghetti dish that the whole family will love.

Ingredients for Spaghetti Alfredo

recipe ingredients in small bowls and labeled.
  • Ground turkey: The original TikTok spaghetti alfredo recipe calls for ground beef or ground sausage, but I swapped it for ground turkey. You can also try ground chicken or ground Italian sausage. It’s easy to customize to your liking.
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Marinara sauce: My favorite store-bought marinara sauce is Rao’s. It has great ingredients and no added sugar! Plus, it’s delicious. 
  • Gluten-free spaghetti: My go-to for gluten-free pasta is always Jovial Foods brand. You can substitute tagliatelle instead of spaghetti if preferred. 
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce

  • Cottage cheese: No need for heavy cream here! If you’re shocked by this ingredient, trust me! Cottage cheese alfredo sauce is still so creamy and delicious, and a fraction of the calories and fat! It’s also loaded with protein – 14g per 1/2 cup serving! I like Good Culture brand.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: Or alternative non-dairy milk of choice. Make sure it’s unsweetened! 
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Grated parmesan cheese: You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or a container of pre-grated. 
  • Salt and black pepper 

Step-by-Step Instructions

numbered step by step photos showing how to make the meat sauce and alfredo sauce.
numbered step by step photos showing how to assemble the casserole.
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with cooking oil to grease the bottom.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the ground turkey, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Saute for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. 
  3. Pour the marinara sauce over the top and mix to combine. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Set aside. 
  4. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. Make the gluten free Alfredo sauce. Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until it is very smooth and creamy.  Add the cooled pasta to a skillet and pour the alfredo sauce over the top. Mix to combine over medium heat until the sauce is heated up and thickened about 2-3 minutes. 
  6. Add the alfredo pasta to the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it out evenly. 
  7. Pour the meat sauce over the top and spread it out evenly.
  8. Top with the shredded mozzarella.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbling. Serve with more parmesan and fresh parsley, if desired!
an overhead shot of a baked spaghetti alfredo after it's come out of the oven.

Expert Tips

  • The sauce can curdle if the pasta is too hot when you combine it. Make sure your pasta has cooled off a bit before adding it to the skillet. Stir the pasta and sauce together over medium heat until it is thickened. 
  • This spaghetti alfredo recipe is versatile and easily customized. Feel free to add cooked vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or broccoli to the alfredo sauce or even more veggies in the marinara sauce. Casseroles like this one are an easy way to sneak in extra veggies for picky eaters who don’t eat them on their own.

Serving Tips

  • Serve on its own or with a green salad or Caesar salad and your favorite gluten-free garlic bread. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and chopped basil if desired.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover TikTok spaghetti alfredo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or reheat in the oven at 350 until the pasta is warmed through. 
  • To freeze, follow all of the steps in the recipe card, but do not bake it (Step 9). Cool the spaghetti to room temperature, then wrap the dish tightly in plastic wrap. If you have a lid for the dish, secure it on top. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, thaw it overnight in the fridge and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  
a plate with a serving of baked spaghetti topped with chopped basil and parmesan cheese.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different kind of pasta noodle for this spaghetti alfredo?

Yes! If you don’t have spaghetti or just prefer other noodles, feel free to swap for gluten-free tagliatelle, angel hair, or even fettuccine. If you want to up the protein content even more, use Banza chickpea pasta!

Is this TikTok spaghetti alfredo healthy?

It’s healthier than the original recipe! I’ve made some key substitutions like ground turkey, cottage cheese, and almond milk to cut out some of the carbs and calories. The original version uses heavy cream and flour. The result is still a delicious spaghetti alfredo, but a serving comes in at 481 calories and 39 grams of protein!

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Gluten Free TikTok Spaghetti Alfredo

A gluten-free, lighter take on the viral TikTok Spaghetti Alfredo trend! Gluten-free spaghetti meets an easy, homemade alfredo sauce. It’s then topped with ground turkey marinara sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese and baked until warm and ooey-gooey delicious! 
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 32 oz marinara sauce, I like Rao's
  • 12 oz gluten free spaghetti, or tagliatelle
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 cup cottage cheese, I like Good Culture
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking oil. 
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the ground turkey, salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Saute for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. 
  • Pour the marinara sauce over top and mix to combine. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Set aside. 
  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Make the Alfredo sauce. Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until it is very smooth and creamy.  Add the cooled pasta to a skillet and pour the alfredo sauce over top. Mix to combine over medium heat until the sauce is heated up and thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the alfredo pasta to the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it out evenly. 
  • Pour the meat sauce over top and spread it out evenly.
  • Top with the shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbling. Serve with more parmesan and fresh parsley, if desired!

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Notes

Expert Tips

  • The sauce can curdle if the pasta is too hot when you combine it. Make sure your pasta has cooled off a bit before adding it to the skillet. Stir the pasta and sauce together over medium heat until it is thickened. 
  • This spaghetti alfredo recipe is versatile and easily customized. Feel free to add cooked vegetables like mushrooms or broccoli to the alfredo sauce or even more veggies in the marinara sauce. Casseroles like this one are an easy way to sneak in extra veggies for picky eaters who don’t eat them on their own.

Serving Tips

  • Serve on its own or with a green salad or Caesar salad and your favorite gluten-free garlic bread. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and chopped basil if desired.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover TikTok spaghetti alfredo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or reheat in the oven at 350 until the pasta is warmed through. 
  • To freeze, follow all of the steps in the recipe card, but do not bake it (Step 9). Cool the spaghetti to room temperature, then wrap the dish tightly in plastic wrap. If you have a lid for the dish, secure it on top. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, thaw it overnight in the fridge and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 1689mg, Potassium: 763mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 904IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 388mg, Iron: 3mg