Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti
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I'll show you how to make baked spaghetti casserole that everyone loves! Baked spaghetti is perfect for any weeknight or special occasion.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ of a large white or yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 cups red pasta sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 8 ounces (1 block) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti to al dente, according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet add the ground beef, onions, garlic, salt and pepper and cook on medium/high heat.
  4. Once ground beef is no longer pink, remove from heat and drain the grease.
  5. Add in one cup of the pasta sauce.
  6. Add the cooked spaghetti to the remaining 5 cups of the pasta sauce and mix to combine.
  7. Mix the softened cream cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Make sure not to leave any big chunks or cream cheese.
  8. Add half the sauce/pasta mixture to the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  9. Add the cream cheese mixture next and then top with the remaining sauce/pasta mixture.
  10. Add the meat sauce mixture on top of the pasta.
  11. Sprinkle the top evenly with remaining 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  12. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  14. Sprinkle chopped, fresh parsley on top. Enjoy!
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