Million Dollar Spaghetti

October 8th 2020

Join Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney, in the kitchen as she prepares your new favorite weeknight dinner! 

This creamy, cheesy casserole is perfect to make ahead and keep in the freezer. You’ll have a meal ready to go for those nights you need dinner on the table quickly. Pair with a simple salad, some garlic bread and - voila! Dinner made easy.

TIP: Make sure you cook your pasta two minutes less than instructed on the package. This will keep your noodles from getting soggy when baking.

      Ingredients:

      • 1 lb spaghetti, cooked two minutes less than package directions, drained
      • 1 lb ground beef
      • 1 medium onion, chopped
      • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
      • Kosher salt
      • Freshly ground black pepper
      • 2 (24-ounce) jars marinara sauce, divided
      • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
      • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
      • Parsley, chopped, optional

        Directions: 

        1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
        2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beef, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper.
        3. Once browned, turn off the heat and drain the liquid. Mix in one cup of the marinara sauce.
        4. Add the cooked spaghetti to the remaining marinara sauce and toss to combine.
        5. Mix the cream cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
        6. Add half of the pasta to the bottom of a 13x9-inch pan. Use a spatula to add the cream cheese mixture to the pan, gently smoothing it down until it forms an even layer. Top with the remaining pasta/sauce mixture. Add the meat sauce mixture and top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
        7. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
        8. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

              Million Dollar Spaghetti

              YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

              Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad
              Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad
              Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney, shows us how to prepare a hearty version of pasta salad. This recipe is the perfect addition to your next meatless Monday meal.
              Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese Muffins
              Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese Muffins
              Join Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney, as she transforms a kid favorite into muffins!
              One Pot Vegetable Pasta
              One Pot Vegetable Pasta
              We could all use a little mealtime magic. This fresh pasta recipe uses summer staples like zucchini squash & yellow squash and it comes together in a flash. Find out our secret ingredient and add this one to your meal plan this week.
              Back to top