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Million-Dollar Spaghetti Recipe
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Million-Dollar Spaghetti

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"The perfect combination of pasta, ground beef, and cream cheese mixture. Unbelievably good! Serve with garlic bread and salad. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer to a bowl and mix spaghetti sauce into ground beef.
  4. Place half the slices of butter into the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Spread half the spaghetti into the dish. Mix cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream together in a bowl; spread mixture over spaghetti. Layer remaining spaghetti over creamy mixture. Top with remaining pats of butter.
  5. Pour ground beef mixture over spaghetti and spread to cover casserole.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Spread Cheddar cheese over casserole and continue baking until cheese has melted and is lightly browned, about 15 more minutes.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 5 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2014

Love it!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2013

It was allright but I think it needs a lot more tomato sauce and half of the cream cheese mixture is enough. I started with sauce so you do not need the butter. With these modifikations it is probably really good!

 

18 Ratings

Apr 15, 2013

This was a disappointment for us. I didn't really understand the need for the butter so I didn't use it all. I assembled the casserole as directed and baked it 30 minutes uncovered, as it did not say to cover but it really should have been covered. Some of the noodles on top got too dried out. I topped with Mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar. The layer of cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese was just that, a layer of rich cheese with little to no flavor - the top was dry - the middle too cheesy, yet bland. The kids might like this with more sauce added to it. Overall, we weren't thrilled. Sorry, I wanted to like this recipe.

 
Jun 28, 2013

Tasteless.

 
Apr 30, 2014

LOVED this recipe! I make it with rigatoni noodles and instead of 1 lb. of ground beef I do 1/2 lb. ground beef and 1/2 lb. sausage... it adds TONS of flavor and send it over the top!! I have VERY picky eaters in my house so I buy extra spaghetti sauce and mix the cheese mixture in with the spaghetti sauce REALLY WELL, so that they don't know there's cream cheese in it. I add a little extra sauce because we like it really saucy.

 
Oct 27, 2013

I added chopped onion, green pepper, and sliced mushrooms. Even so, except for the overwhelmingly too much butter, it was a little bland. Worstershire or cayenne would help, as would more tomato sauce, maybe another half-jar. Like most casseroles, it's better the next day.

 
Jun 04, 2013

I made this for my guest and we all loved it!! I used a 1 lb box of elbow macaroni instead of spaghetti and added a 6oz can of tomato paste to the spaghetti sauce to make it thicker. I will definitely make it again! YUM!!

 
Jun 03, 2014

This recipe is great and we use it often. My suggestions: it DOES NOT need all that butter. I reduce butter by half, sometimes more, and it is just as good. Also, it is key to use cheddar cheese in this recipe, as stated. I was skeptical with it being a spaghetti recipe. However, the cheddar cheese really changes the flavor and is critical to the recipe. finally, if you find the creamy mixture too bland, add some garlic and/or Italian seasonings. Overall delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 617 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 721 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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